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Human rights group claims more than 1, 300 killed in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jul 25, CMC – The National Defense Network Human Rights (RNDDH) says more than 1,300 people were killed during an 18 month period in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

In a published report RNDDH said that most of the killings occurred in the streets of the capital and provincial cities.

crimeeeeeIt said that from January 2015 to June 2016, “at least 1,324 people have been shot dead, an average of 74 victims per month and more than two victims per day.”

It said also that police officers were also targeted with 76 members of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) “affected by this wave of insecurity”.

According to RNDDH, 38 police officers were killed with an equal number wounded during the period.

“Thus, over four police officers are physically affected each month and more than two of them are killed.”

The human rights group said that theoretically, the size of the PNH 13, 825 with at least 1,196 not at work due to illness, studies, travel, accidents among other factors.

It said a further 399 police officers are attached to ministers, legislators, judges, parquetiers and municipal magistrates.

RNDDH said that while the operating conditions of Police Station and Sub Police Station are up to standard, others are in dilapidated buildings and dirty, without any operating material.

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