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6070: arrests of Joannis Jackson and others in US (fwd)
From: Mary Durran <email@example.com>
Does anyone have an update on the news story below, on the arrest of Joannis
Jackson et al?
Is the deportation going ahead, as reported in the news story? Does anyone
know if Haiti has re-requested the extradition of Jackson since his in
absentia conviction for the Izmery murder?
Nov. 20 - Fourteen former "members of armed forces and paramilitary
organizations " were arrested last week in Miami (Florida) for
human right made before their arrival to the United States, acording
official source. The American Immigration Service (INS) specified in
official statement that among the arrested people implicated in
torture and assassinations", are citizens "of Haiti, Peru, Honduras
Angola". They will be subject to deportation procedures.
Captain Jackson Joanis, officer in charge of the Haitian Anti-gang
unit under the military dictatorship between 1991 and 1994, figures
list of the detained people provided by the INS of Miami. In 1995,
convicted in absentia for the killing of Antoine Izmery, a
active supporter of then-President Jean Bertrand Aristide. A Haitian
sentenced Jackson to life in prison.
Also included among those arested by the INS in Broward and Palm
counties were former members of the infamous Tonton Macoutes in
militia that supported the 29-year Duvalier family dictatorship and
accused of killing thousands of civilians.
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