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.
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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.’ ”