Sunday saw large demonstrations against Evans Paul – President Martelly’s choice for Prime Minister. The crowds walked through streets chanting that evans Paul coordinated the theft of bodies for use by Aristide/Lavalas terrorists in supposed “human rights” incidents during the 1991- 1994 embargo period. His team would steal bodies from morgues, pay morgues for bodies or dig up recently buried bodies. These would be shot full of holes and Evan Paul/Aristide/Lavalas would claim these were murdered Haitians, killed by the military.
There were two classic cases. In one event, Evans Paul’s tam stole a body from the morgue and left it on the American embassy doorstep, shot full of holes. Just one problem. The body had died of influenza, in Miami, and was shipped to Haiti with a death certificate.
The second classic case saw a frozen body shot full of holes and left on a street in Cite Soleir…. Still encased with frost.
On more gruesome occasions, Evans Paul coordinated the “Necklacing” of innocent victims. This involved putting a gasoline filled tire around their necks and igniting this with a wooden match.
Presidential candidate Sylvio Claude was killed this way on September 29, 1991 – on Aristide’s direct orders.
Perhaps there is some sort of message in the Martelly nomination.
I hope not.
Parliament meets on Monday to approve/disapprove of the choice.