Basic Haiti rights repealed under newly amended Haiti Constitution

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Article 297 of the 1987 Constitution that reinstated the basic human rights of Haiti masses is REPEALED by the combined efforts of the two Haiti governments (Preval and Martelly) under occupation, rule by Washington behind UN guns since the 2004 Regime Change.
Basic Haiti rights repealed under two occupied Haiti governments
The new Constitutional Amendment, ratified under the Michel Martelly government makes several clandestine changes behind the public clamor that this amendment was about giving MORE rights, that is, dual citizenship to the Diaspora.
One such change is the repeal of Article 297 which had terminated laws propagated specifically against Haiti masses, particularly the Vodouist, Haiti’s own indigenous peoples.
For instance, the amendment reinstates the September 5, 1935 law that declared all Vodouist are asosyasyon malfektè – bad people, evil people.
This law led, in 1940-41, to the massive repression and slaughter of Vodouist in Haiti sponsored by the US government and Catholic churches’ “rejete” initiative. Rejete was the US and Catholic Churches’ brutal anti-superstition campaigns in the 1940s used as a pretext to take over Vodouist lands, subordinate the rival religion to Catholicism in Haiti. It imposed and consolidated, as a desired standard, the fanatical Christian evangelists’ demonization and corporate presence on Haiti’s Vodouist soil and soul for foreign profit, exploitation and Haiti pacification.
Part of this campaign led to massive deforestation as the Mapou and other great trees were clear cut because such were revered by the Vodouist and the overseas companies needed to comodify and commercialize them for their lumber export needs abroad. Today, trees are no longer sacred in Haiti, but used for charcoal. A direct result of the rejete campaign was the destruction of Haiti values and American re-branding of Haiti. (See Ezili’s HLLN Counter-Colonial Narrative on Deforestation ; The Avatar Movie from a Black perspective ; HLLN on the causes of Haiti deforestation and poverty and Avatar parallels: Warrior Mother, Vodun and the Sky People – )
The current re-branding begins again with the reinstatement of the Sept. 5, 1935 law that virtually outlaws the Vodouist and makes legal their dehumanization, arbitrary imprisonment and slaughter. This is the Haiti democracy, justice, stability and help the US and UN have brought to Haiti in 2012. The Haiti holocaust continues.
On August 18, 2012, Ougan Zaza (Frantz Jean Raymond) who was leading the Bwa Kayiman commemorations at Bwa Kayiman, Haiti, was abitrarily arrested during the ceremony under orders from Port au Prince (the Martelly/Lamothe government). The general charge mirrored the 1935 law, “asosyasyon malfektè.” (Listen, in Kreyòl, to the Lakou New York August 20, 2012 Broadcast describing the illegal arrest of Ougan Zaza, the Bwa Kayiman celebrant arrested on charges that he is at the head of a group of “evil people” – a direct product of the formerly repealed Article 297: Ti pale ak Yolande Pierre-Antoine epi ak Ougan Neite sou arestasyon Frantz Jean Raymond (Ougan Zaza) nan Bwa Kayiman. This Ougan Zaza arrest segment starts 13:00 minutes into broadcast.)
Ougan Zaza remains in jail today, at the Haiti Police at Baryè Boutey, Au Cap in the North, along with 8 other Haitians participants who were at the Vodouist ceremony honoring the great feats of the Haiti revolution. The occupiers message to the Desalin’s descendants is clear. (See Corruption uninterrupted in Haiti; and Foreign Investment means Death and Repression: A Historical Perspective ) Haitians are not free peoples, they live at the discretion of the current US-sanctioned elites. The Haiti masses are even forbidden to celebrate the Haitian revolution.
According to reports on August 18, three armed policemen accompanied by a judge arrested Ougan Zaza. A certain Pastor Henry-Claude Jean was the judge instruction on the scene who brought the warrant to arrest Ounga Zaza at gunpoint on August 18, 2012.
The September 5, 1935, August 2, 1977, July 28, 1975 and April 29, 1969 all restricted Haiti freedoms. These immoral dictatorship and occupation laws of censorship and apartheid have now been reinstated under the two US occupied Haiti government since the US 2004 regime change with the help of the Diaspora collaborators. Local Haiti rights and freedoms have been limited by their new amendment. This repeal is in direct contradiction of international human rights laws, Haitian laws. the UN General Assembly’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, September 13, 2007 and Obama’s adoption of the U.N. manifesto on rights of indigenous peoples).
Ezili’s HLLN again denounces these gross and blatant violation of basic Haiti and International human rights law by the internationals, the tiny Haiti oligarchy and the repugnant Diaspora collaborators.
We demand the restoration of Haiti sovereignty, human rights, release of Zaza and the Bwa Kayiman prisoners, all the political prisoners indefinitely detained and the END OF THE US OCCUPATION OF HAITI behind UN guns as well as an end to all their clandestine activities throughout Haiti where they are carting out Haiti’s mineral wealth, evicting peasants for their rich and fertile lands, especially in Plateau Central, all over the North, at Jacmel, La Visite Park and at Caracol. Free Haiti now.
Both the UN and Obama, who supposedly reversed Bush’s policy and adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples are in violation of their own pronouncements in Haiti. As well as being in violation of the UN charter, OAS charter along with a whole host of other national and customary international laws. The repeal of article 297 under the US tutelage of Haiti, violates Haiti indigenous peoples, and especially the besieged Voduist masses’ right to self-determination and to live free of discrimination based on culture and tradition.
Here is the article that is REPEALED by the combined efforts of the two Haiti governments (Preval/Martelly) under occupation, rule by Washington behind UN guns)
ARTICLE 297 in the 1987 Constitution:
All laws, all decree laws, all decrees arbitrarily limiting the basic rights and liberties of citizens, in particular:
a. The decree law of September 5, 1935 on supertitious beliefs;
b. The law of August 2, 1977 establishing the Court of State Security (Tribunal de la Sureté de l’État).
c. The law of July 28, 1975 placing the lands of the Artibonite Valley in a special status;
d. The law of April 29, 1969 condemning all imported doctrines;
Are and shall remain repealed.
Under the current US occupation of Haiti, Article 297 has been clandestinely repealed! Haitian basic rights to freedom of religion, Right to own the private property they’ve lived on for decades, freedom of association, even freedom of thought denied, censored and made illegal!!! (See, the original 1987 Haiti Constitution )
The Maafa – Haiti Holocaust continues, it’s Obama Time
In 2012, the MAAFA in US occupied Haiti, making it a penal colony for the masses of Haitians is represented by this national penitentiary photo. The image of Black men crowded in a tiny cell like sardines, virtually naked and with no room to move expresses a reality reminiscent of chained Africans in the hull of a slave ship bound for the Carolinas. Haiti prisoners without human rights, guarded by the world arbiters on human rights, the United Nations. This is how prisoners are treated, many have never been convicted of a crime, are indefinitely detained in such conditions without a hearing or sentencing – some since the 2004 US regime change/coup detat in Haiti. Forgotten.
In February 29, 2004, there were less than 3000 prisoners in Haiti as a whole. Most had seen a judge and were convicted of a crime. Today there are over 8700 prisoners in Haiti, most are indefinitely detained without convictions. Clinton’s foundation is building more prisons, one superstructure on the way to Mirebalais.
That “investment” not made to help liberate those Black men wrongfully accused, but just to warehouse more, living in cruel and horrific circumstances.
The Carnival plays on.
Obama is president, Bill Clinton runs Haiti through the UN. Sean Penn and Paul Farmer bring heroic help dependency with Farmer’s partner at the World Bank. Strongman Paul Farmer pushes through financing of short term vaccines for dying Haitians to digest on empty, hunger-ravaged stomachs. No matter. The same UN denying who imported cholera to Haiti that’s killed over 8,000 in two years and infected over 600,000 Haitians, the same UN that has denied the cholera victims, hired Farmer as their envoy to Haiti.
Haitians in the Diaspora helped approve the rewrite of the Constitution to legally provide Haiti lands, mines, oceans, mineral wealth to Clinton’s foreign corporatocracy.
The carnival plays on.
The Diaspora is taxed on remittances and phone calls to Haiti supposedly in order to finance free schooling for Haiti children. But school opening has been postponed… Not the expensive carnivals though. The carnival plays on.
Who remembers the abandoned Black men in this photo or Ougan Zaza, the celebrant at Bwa Kayiman, indefinitely detained, or even those Haitians who are convicted but living in crowded, inhumane and cruel conditions? Haiti is open for US tourist to enjoy. Cholera is just a disease of the poor. The poor masses in Haiti are not people, they are bad, they are Black. They are asosyasyon malfektè – associated with evil. The Middle Passage re-instituted.
Obama is president. Haiti is occupied by US behind UN guns.
What time is it? The time where the one-percenters use the space provided by the Obama presidency, the Black Haiti diaspora faces and Susan Rice, Cheryl Mills, Bill Clinton, Sean Penn and Paul Farmer to cover up the horrors going on in Haiti and the repeal of basic Haiti human rights behind the US/UN/NGO/missionary/ evangelist invasion. It’s Haiti re-enslavement time.


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