The Dominican Republic highest court has taken away the citizenship rights of children of Haitian migrants born after 1929, meaning that more than 210,000 Dominican-born children of Haitian descent could be deported by next year.
There are a lot of heinous crimes occurring in the Dominican Republic towards Haitian-Dominicans, Haitians who are Dominican citizens, Dominicans with Haitian parents. I’ve heard that even if you appear to be Haitian (i.e. black), you may be targeted.
Warning: Graphic Images
This video is in Haitian Creole, but from 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes 10 seconds, we are told the news of a student who paid for an apartment in the DR for school. She was brutally raped and murdered (throat slit) by several Dominicans.
At 10 minutes and 10 seconds into the same video, which is pretty graphic also, we see a mans arms being cut off because they thought he was stealing.
There are much, much more incidents such as these. This is more than a civil issue, this is a civil rights issue. I really hope the media pays attention to this to alert the public. This news of their being stripped of their citizenship and the brutality that is occurring to Haitians must cease!
There’s going to be a march. OCTOBER 17, 2013. Here is the information if you wish to join:
CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
1501 Broadway Suite 410 New York, NY 10036
Haitian Diaspora for Civic and Human Rights
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