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Haitian Mother Raped by UN forces

by Free Haiti! Thursday, Dec. 08, 2005 at 10:37 AM

Haitian mother raped by UN forces

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: H00.00 (approximately US0.00) 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 H0.00 (approximately US.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.

Interviewer: [inaudible]

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

Saturday night?

Haitian Mother: Yes!

Interviewer: Saturday November 26?

Haitian Mother: November 26

Interviewer: [inaudible]

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


Interviewer: [inaudible]

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

his wife.

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, 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.


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.>


See Also:

Conclusions and Recommendations by the Commitee of Six Disinterested


The People Were Very Peaceable": The U.S. Senate Investigates the

Haitian Occupation>

The Truth about Haiti: An NAACP Investigation>

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