December 5, 2005
Interview of Haitian mother in Haiti sexually abused and sodomized by
Jordanian "Peacekeeper" on Saturday, November 26, 2005 -
Interview conducted November 28, 2005, Ezili Danto Witness Project
English translation by Frantz Jerome, HLLN
HLLN Note: Also this week, a group of Jordanian soldiers are accused
of firing, without provocation, upon a convoy of Haitian police
officers, even while their hands where up and firearms dropped to the
ground. Three of the five Haitian police officers are reported in
serious conditions. Further details to come.
The speculations of Haitians in the streets of Haiti interviewd
indicated the ordinary Haitian believes that the international
community doesn't want these (s) elections anymore, because Haitians
will vote for Renee Preval en mass and get another "Lavalas" back
into the National Palace. The consensus is that then these UN
Jordanian and other poor soldiers with no jobs in their own countries
would no longer live off the blood and suffering of Haitians as they
have these last two years collecting more than 25million a month and
may then have to go home if Haiti is stabilized. So they are
manufacturing stories of kidnappings of school children that are
intended to "be hidden" into Site Soley. Such possibilities are
impossible residents from Site Soley indicated, because Site Soley
has been sealed off by the UN like the Nazi Auswitch Concentration
camp, with all the exits into and out of Site Soley blocked off and
heavily guarded. Those interviewed indicated that the paid
USAID-reporters in Haiti and the mainstream press known for its
State Department bulletins, are blithely mouthing information
provided by UN officials and the Miami administrators to show how
evil the poor in Haiti are and in need of UN soldier and USAID
pacification. One man said "They're all getting paid and living off
our blood, seeing gold mines in our suffering and deaths, the way
Christopher Columbus converted the merchandising of the blood and
suffering of African slaves into golds mines through deceit, greed,
and oppression and called it development."
Quote From the Ezili Danto Witness Project
December 5, 2005
Interview of Haitian mother in Haiti sexually abused and sodomized by
Jordanian "Peacekeeper" on Saturday, November 26, 2005 - Interview
conducted November 28, 2005, Ezili Danto Witness Project | English
translation by Frantz Jerome, HLLN
Ezili Danto Witness Project Correspondent in Haiti: ....Right now,
very quickly, we will enter into another chapter, as we announced
yesterday, (Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005) we enter into another chapter, an
ugly affront, where amongst the United Nation's soldiers, there is a
Jordanian soldier who perpetrated a crime on a lady that was raped
under strange circumstances ("lan Kondityon dwol"). This madam, a
mother of five small children, she was miraculously saved, because
she did not want to be gang raped by other soldiers, when this
Jordanian left the little guard house("Ti Cay la") and went to get
his other colleagues. She ran for dear life, cutting across incoming
traffic. Let's listen to the testimony given by this lady who is a
victim by the hand of this Jordanian soldier who violated her, again,
under strange circumstances.
Haitian Mother, (the rape victim): [inaudible]I was going home. It
was about 5 pm when I started to wait for a "tap-tap" to first drop
me at the Cazeau station where I would transfer to another one to
drop me by Kafou Drouya. When I got to the Cazeau station, I could
not find transportation, so I decided to walk to [inaudible]. There I
could only find "tap-taps" going down in the other direction. I
waited, but no "tap-taps" were coming. I noticed two people going up
the street and no one going down to [inaudible]. I decided to walk
down towards [Drouya].. The streets were deserted. When I reached
Drouya, I noticed only the white man's armored vehicles to the right
and I went across to the left, away from them. While walking along, I
was startled by a Jordanian soldier. He ordered me to come to him. I
obeyed and advance to him.
Interviewer: Around what time was this?
Haitian Mother: 7 o'clock
Interviewer: in the evening?
Haitian Mother: Yes, in the evening. When I went to him, knowing that
they usually search people, I handed him my small bag ("ti sak la") I
was carrying. He searched it. The bag contained: one jug of rice, two
jars ("mamit") of black beans, a candle and my loan money ("kob
eskont") to be paid back with interests ("se te yon kob eskont mwen
t' al pran) that I had just collected that Saturday. (Editor's Note:
Reporter later explains to Ezili Danto Witness Project that: "yon
ponya" - are very high, usury rate loans usually borrowed from local
loan sharks by Haiti's market women to conduct their market
businesses. They're called "ponya" -as in "taking in a dagger" - in
Haiti, because you're stabbing yourself, killing yourself with the
interests to pay off the loan.)
Interviewer: How much money was in your bag?
Haitian Mother: H$2000.00 (approximately US$250.00) I collected
Saturday, a loan for my business. I normally would have picked up the
money on Monday but my children went to school and were sent back
home for non-payment, so I got the loan in advance on Saturday
[inaudible] and would use H$300.00 (approximately US$30.00) to pay my
child's tuition that is overdue. When he finished looking through my
little sack, he forced me into the little guardhouse.
Interviewer: Did he take the money?
Haitian Mother: I left the bag with him, I left it with him
When he entered the guardhouse with me, he pushed my head down. He
squeezed my head down to sexually abuse me standing up. As I fought
him off. He pushed to drop me to the floor. When he managed to force
me by knocking me totally all the way to the floor. He sexually
abused me - raped me - from the back, in the anus.
in the part where you defecate?
Haitian Mother: Yes, and then he ordered: "stay there, stay there"
and he exited the guardhouse. I figured that he went to get others
that would use me. At the same time, I saw a "tap-tap" coming. So I
rushed out and ran. I ran right in front of the "tap-tap". Luckily
the driver managed not to run me over. I left my sandals and the bag
on the floor and I ran
Interviewer: Where did this happen?
Haitian Mother: Kafou Drouya.
Interviewer: On the National #1 road?
Haitian Mother: Yes!
[Interviewer] You said it was about 7 pm. If you see the policemen
who where in the area, can you ID them?
Haitian Mother: I will not recognize them because it is so dark and
there was only one light on. It is very hard to see what's going on
Interviewer: You mean to tell me that a Jordanian policeman raped you
Haitian Mother: Yes!
Interviewer: Saturday November 26?
Haitian Mother: November 26
What is your name?
Haitian Mother: My name is Marie-Rose Proceus.
Interviewer: Have you been to the hospital? Have you seen a doctor?
Haitian Mother: I have not seen a doctor yet. I have been walking
around, walking around, walking around since this morning. I went to
the police station and was told that I should go to the Jordanian
base [inaudible]. I went there. I did not see the commander. The
people I found there could not speak Kreyol and I was told to come
Haitian Mother: I went to the police station in Delmas 33. I just
came back from the Ministry of Women Affairs.
Interviewer: What did they tell you in the Women's Ministry?
Haitian Mother: They gave me a paper.
They gave me a paper.
Interviewer: They told you to go to the Human Rights Organization,
that's what I noticed they did.
Haitian Mother: Yes. They said that I should go to the human rights
organizations and that the organizations would send me to the
Interviewer: They told you that the human rights organizations would
send you to the hospital?
Haitian Mother: Yes!
Ezili Danto Witness Project Haitian Correspondent in Haiti : There
you have the statement made by Marie-Rose Proceus, the victim of a
Jordanian soldier. She went to the Ministry of Women Affairs. One
would expect the Ministry to accompany her in her hour of need.
Mrs. Adline Chancy should have accompanied the victim. The old
Haitian adage says that: "One woman's pain is every woman's pain."
Yet, they merely gave her a referral to the human rights agency! In
our opinion it is not dealing in good faith. Marie-Rose Proceus
should normally have been seen by a doctor, in an effort to get
forensic evidence on the Jordanian soldier's act of sodomy. This
woman is suffering. She indicated her lower stomach is aching as well
as intense pain in her anus. Because it is by invading her anus that
this Jordanian soldier violated her.
We have also interviewed Louis St. Vil, Marie-Rose Proceus' husband.
Let's listen to what he has to say after the Jordanian soldier raped
Husband: These men found a way to be in the country. Now, they go as
far as sexual abuse and sodomizing. I say that damages are due, for
this criminal act, and the Marie-Rose's loan money is lost; money
that she needs to pay school tuition, to pay rent.
This loan money must be restituted but also damages must be paid for
there is a risk of AIDS. If she was to die, I have no mother for our
children, ...no wife...[inaudible]
Interviewer: How many children do you have?
Husband: [inaudible]...We have five children... three boys and two
girls in school primary school...[inaudible, details about family]
Interviewer: Where do you live?
National 1 Route...
Interviewer: Have you encouraged your wife to go to the hospital?
Husband: Basically that is what I am doing. This happened on
Saturday. On Sunday we did not have the opportunity to seek medical
help. However, first thing this Monday morning we went to the police
station. We have been making the rounds and just came from the
Women's Affairs Ministry and they gave us a referral for the human
rights organization and that will be our next stop. We will hand the
case over to them and we hope they will take care of it.
Ezili Danto Correspondent in Haiti: There you have it, Louis St.
Vil's statement; the victim's Marie-Rose Proceus, his wife. Louis St.
Vil, is the husband. As of this moment we do not have any reactions
from the UN military high command to report. We would like to hear
Juan Gabriel Valdez's reaction on this Jordanian soldier's behavior.
We'll recall that in Gona?ves, UN soldiers raped two young ladies in
a banana field.
Though there were strong reactions at the time and that the case was
forwarded to a judge, the judicial process never led to a resolution.
We also know that among the first cases is that of the girl coming
from her 7th grade state exams. The UN soldiers raped her and she was
covered with blood as a result of their "gang bang" session. The case
got a lot of attention (strong reactions) hush-hush deals led to a
cover-up where even some journalists got paid to "forever remain
silent". Renold George was one of the rare politicians to denounce
this "betrayal of justice". The parents were also corrupted by the
money distributed all
around and they ultimately dropped the case.
The proverbial jury is still out in the case of Marie-Rose Proceus
who has been victimized and is suffering because of the savage
penetration of this Jordanian soldier.
END OF REPORT
Still To Come.....
from the Ezili Danto Witness Project:
Follow up interviews commissioned by the Ezili Danto Witness Project
for Statements from the Jordanian Commander in Haiti, the UN human
rights officials, the doctor's report, the human rights organizations
who were referred this case by the Women's Ministry and comment
requested from the Women's Ministry. In progress....for the next
installment of the Ezili Danto Witness Project report on the
injustices brought to Haiti when, in a second round at colonization,
Bush, Paul Martin and Chirac oustered Haiti's democratically elected
government, saddle Haiti with a Miami Administrator and call its
interference in Haiti's autonomy; its greed, deceit and oppression -
"progress," "democracy" and "development"....)
Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it:
See, the first US occupation and administration of Haiti and how,
then too, President Wilson of the US called the US. marines exploits
on behalf of New York bankers and multinationals, an exercize in
"civilizing" and "developing" the "corrupt,," "failed" and "inept"
blacks of Haiti....Charlemagne P?ralte Speaks!
- Inquiry into Occupation and Administration of Haiti," The U.S.
Senate Investigates the Haitian Occupation interview Haitians about
marine conduct in the guerrilla war against Haitian resistance.
Conclusions and Recommendations by the Commitee of Six Disinterested
The People Were Very Peaceable": The U.S. Senate Investigates the
The Truth about Haiti: An NAACP Investigation