Investigation called for into fire at displacement camp in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — A thorough and impartial investigation must be immediately initiated into the causes of a January 11 fire that tore through the displacement camp known as “Comité du peuple progressiste” in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, Amnesty International said.


The Haitian authorities have the obligation to investigate this terrible incident and to bring those responsible to justice, should the suspicion of arson be confirmed. Such a serious act cannot be allowed to go unpunished,” said Chiara Liguori, Amnesty International’s researcher for the Caribbean.

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