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Boutros-Ghali re: FADH/FRAPH Documents (fwd)




From:MKarshan@aol.com

  CAMPAIGN FOR THE RETURN OF THE FADH/FRAPH DOCUMENTS
        
	CJP(Gona´ves), FAVILEK, FONDASYON 30 SEPTANM, KNM
	MAP VIV, NCHR-Haiti, OJMR, OPDP, OPDR, POHDH, SOJIDEM



					Port-au-Prince, June 27, 1999

Honorable Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Secretary General of the International
  Organisation for Francophonie


Mr. Secretary General,

	The Campaign for the Return of the FRAPH/FADH documents welcomes you 
to Haiti.  We are a group of Haitian women's, grassroots and human rights 
organisations.  We have followed with great interest your tenure as UN 
Secretary General.  We thank you for your clear and strong positions in favor 
of democracy in Haiti.  We congratulate you for continuing this fight with 
another organisation (Francophonie).

	We appeal to your sense of commitment in order to help us recover in 
their entirety the FRAPH/FADH archives that were illegally taken by American 
troops at the time of the return of the constitutional order in Haiti.  These 
documents are the legal property of Haiti, and are important to shed light on 
the events of the coup, and to prepare cases against the criminals of the de 
facto regime.

	We have mounted a campaign that has already had much support 
throughout the world, especially in Francophone countries such as France, 
Belgium, Switzerland and Canada.  At the international level, we have the 
support of organisations and individuals such as Adama Dieng, the Independent 
Expert on Haiti for the UN Commission on Human Rights, Louis Joinet, Special 
Rapporteur for the Sub-Commission on Impunity, three Nobel Peace Prize 
winners, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and MICIVIH.

	We ask for your help in our efforts.  Your assistance could take the 
form of a letter of support, signing the petition we are circulating, or any 
other support that you could give us.  We believe that your support for this 
initiative would be very significant, as the American troops came to Haiti 
pursuant to UN Resolution 940, while you were Secretary General.  Your help 
would also reinforce your reputation for principled stands in the face of 
pressure from certain powerful countries.

	If you would like additional information, you may contact the 
campaign as follows: email: avokahaiti@aol.com, telephone 509-245-8550, fax 
245-0371, mail: Fondasyon 30 Septanm, Boite Postale 19042, Port-au-Prince, 
Haiti. 

	We thank you in advance for your support in this initiative, and ask 
you Mr. Secretary General, to accept our best wishes.

                                   For the Campaign,


						________________
						Johnson Aristide
						SOJIDEM (Soleil Justice 
						  pour la Democratie)