WORLD: Haiti: The Police on Trial

A public theater in Les Cayes, Haiti, has been transformed into a courtroom as over a dozen police and prison officials stand trial in connection with a prison massacre last year.
Produced by Brent McDonald

Video:http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/11/01/world/americas/100000001146616/haiti-the-police-on-trial.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Read More:Raucous Trial Is a Test of Haiti’s Legal System
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/world/americas/trial-of-officers-in-haitian-prison-massacre-is-test-of-system.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

The trial here, in which the government is prosecuting current officials, presents another potential turning point. William G. O’Neill, a human rights lawyer and an expert on Haiti, said: “This case is like a testing of the waters to see if the rule of law is ready to grow. As the Creole saying goes, ‘Twig by twig the bird builds its nest.’ ”

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