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Human Rights and U.S. Policy in Haiti before House Foreign Affairs Committee



The United States House Foreign Affairs Committee has invited one of Haiti's leading human rights activists to speak on a hearing regarding U.S. Policy in Haiti.

Pierre Esperance, Executive Director for the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH), has stated that the Haitian state, under President Jovenel Moïse, is engaged in state-sponsored terrorism, is guilty and accused of numerous sensational acts of corruption, as well as, political persecution and violent repression as charged by Amnesty International.

The hearing to be held at the Capitol Building in Washington on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, is an inquiry into the diplomacy of U.S. President, Donald Trump, towards Haiti. An overwhelming majority of Haitians have been critical of the United State's steadfast and ever-enduring devotion to the severely embattled, President Jovenel Moïse.

To executives from two Washington, D.C. think tanks will also be heard during the hearing. Daniel Erikson, director of Blue Star Strategies and Emmanuela Douyon, senior officer in charge of monitoring and evaluation at the National Democratic Institute (NDI). They are likely to urge the U.S. to continue to support Jovenel Moïse in power under the guise of supporting democratic institutions in Haiti.