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8814: In Defense of an Innocent Man (fwd)
On May 2, 1999, The Boston Globe newspaper published the first of a three-part
series of articles, "STOLEN REFUGE - US is a haven for suspected war
criminals'", by Steve Fainaru.
In this article, the reporter describes Carl Dorelien, Ex-colonel of the
Haitian Armed Forces as "once a small-time dictator, and a proud one at that.
He was part of a clique of military officers who held Haiti at gunpoint until
1994, when the junta's abuses became so grave that the Clinton administration
dispatched 20,000 troops to the tiny Caribbean nation to restore order." As if
this publication was not damaging enough, the same Steve Fainaru wrote, in the
February 15, 2000 edition of The Boston Globe, another article stamped, "New
pursuit seen on War Criminals living in the U.S.A."
Carl Dorelien did not answer those allegations at that time because his lawyer
advised him not to do so. Those articles were viewed as a deliberate act of
provocation. And indeed, since the publication of the Globe's articles - full
of lies, contradictions and assertions without proof - Carl Dorelien became the
target of a well-organized clique on the Aristide payroll, with the final goal
to humiliate and destroy him.
As a result, U.S. Representative Mark Foley, a Republican from Port Saint
Lucie, Florida, said he decided to introduce legislation to the United States
House of Representatives. According to the Port Saint Lucie News, "Mr. Foley
said that he introduced this bill after the Globe reported that Carl Dorelien,
a former colonel in the Haitian Regime ousted by the 1994 U.S. invasion, has
been living quietly in his district ..."
On Thursday, June 21, 2001, four INS agents arrested Carl Dorelien at his
residence in Port St. Lucie, and incarcerated him at Krome, awaiting
deportation to Haiti. Furthermore, on Wednesday, June 27, 2001, Mr. Dorelien
was transferred to a Key West, Florida high security jail, where they treat him
like the worst criminal. The detention condition is very alarming for Mr.
Dorelien's health, as he is a diabetic and suffers from hypertension and
As a well-known, respected and independent newspaper - and for the sake of the
truth - we trust that The Boston Globe will relate the facts, pure and simple.
We hope that the Globe will publish the real truth to bring justice to an
innocent man - deeply respected by those of us who already know that truth -
and to repair the damage that the media has done to him.
For more information, please explore the website, "In Defense of an Innocent
Man: The Carl Dorelien Story" at <http://www.Dorelien.homestead.com>
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