Respect Haiti Women
Re: Public indecency in accordance with the provisions of articles 281 and 283 of the Penal Code and relevant Constitutional prohibitions against state sponsored terror, dictatorship, amorality and indecency
The Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network was absolutely appalled and horrified at the criminal, vulgar, degrading and legally abusive behavior of Michel Martelly during the annual Haiti carnival this year.
His actions and statements were not mere risqué songs of biting commentaries and his usual gross, lewd, uncouth and trashy self.
Mr. Michel Martelly is more than a carnival artist. He is a former US weapon against Haiti’s sovereignty, who has added 19 new deputies to Parliament and managed to unilaterally decree to foreigners more than thirty percent of Haitian lands, if Haiti takes no action to rescind his legally questionable decrees.
During the carnival, Michel Martelly announced, on stage and through his actions, that he is more powerful than the infrastructure of the State. He said he was using carnival to retaliate against those people who objected to, in summary, his dictatorship, his entourage of criminals or who criticized him while he was president. He evidenced his intention to intimidate the society with his handpicked successor, violate fundamental rights and amply substantiated all predictions that Mr. Jovenel Moise shall be a puppet president with the dictator Michel Martelly ruling from behind. The carnival was a financial shame – $6 million was spent for carnival in an area ravaged by Hurricane Matthews. An area where people are starving, homeless and abandoned. In this atmosphere, with foreign military raping Haiti women and children, trafficking our vulnerable people to foreign places, Martelly trivializes rape as a joke continuing the public fiasco for a nation still suffering from many tragedies, including UN cholera, rigged elections, an indicted president surrounded by indicted and accused drug dealers.
Mr. Martelly took the opportunity of the 2017 carnival to curse out his handpicked puppet president Jovenel Moise directly to his face, to indirectly advocate for the rape of a particular female journalist, a rape survivor, whose radio broadcasts he didn’t like while he was president.
Martelly arbitrarily moved the carnival from its traditional location to Aux Cayes and then proceeded to use state power to ridicule, threaten and verbally assault the entire nation of voters who did not support his continued dictatorial rule, lewd, depraved and murderous behavior while in office. To hammer the message of his unchecked power, on the first day of the carnival, the former “statesman” Martelly called his handpicked successor, Jovenel Moise, a motherf***er to his face, while the indicted money launder “President” Jovenel Moise, sat there grinning and clapping like the ridiculous Washington-Clinton-Obama-Kenneth-Merten clown that he is.
On the second day of the carnival travesty, publicly showing the indicted money launderer, “President” Jovenel Moise, who is the real president of Haiti now, and upset that the police shut him down on Sunday at the normal 2 am time, Michel Martelly, unilaterally announced, on-stage, that he was extending the carnival closing time from 2 am to 5 am. He also told the current puppet president to not show up for carnival on the next day while advising the nation that this year the traditional carnival would go on for an extra day. So, instead of the normal Tuesday 2:00 am he would extend carnival to Ash Wednesday.
But these are not the reason we are planning to file legal action against Michel Martelly and the Jovenel Moise government. HLLN will seek legal redress because of the violent, sexist, racist and discriminatory public attacks Martelly spewed forth; his criminally foul verbal attacks against two journalists in Haiti, and by extension, the people of Haiti who are not amused by rape, defamation, pedophilia, dictatorship, the civic and moral putrefaction of Haiti society and disrespect for women in general and for journalistic freedom of speech. Martelly has Washington power. We list some of the initiatives of Martelly in reference to the 2017 carnival debacle to illustrate his powers in Haiti go far beyond that of a mere artist exercising freedom of speech in song. Martelly read his insults and insanities from a prepared note as if it was a political decree.
There must be accountability and a check of this madman’s power over a nation of 10 million Haitians.
Washington – through Obama, Hillary Clinton, Kenneth Merten, Peter Mulrean, the local repugnant white Middle Eastern oligarchy and the diseased United Nations – helped illegally impose both Michel Martelly and Jovenel Moise into power in Haiti. That power was used at Carnival 2017 to advocate and indirectly sanction the rape of a woman and the silencing of the opposition media. The state power of Michel Martelly is evidenced by his ability to change the dates and times of the carnival without any legal, parliamentary or due authority approval. Most Haiti women we’ve spoken to insist that HLLN take action because they feel assaulted, violated and horrified for Haiti and for the journalist, Liliane Pierre Paul, whose body Michel Martelly publicly advocated be defiled and penetrated with phallic symbols in horrific manners.
International law which Haiti is a party to, defines violence against women as:
“Any act or conduct, based on gender, which causes death or physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, whether in the public or the private sphere.” — Convention of Belém do Pará, Article 1.
Èzili’s HLLN, has this day, written to Maitre André Michel and others in Haiti to let them know that HLLN will either join the Jean Nazaire Thidé lawsuit against Michel Martelly or file a separate action, or both, against Martelly and the government of Jovenel Moise for immorality, assault on the nation of Haiti, using tax dollars to launch an assault on women all over the world, advocating the rape of a woman, silencing journalists, going beyond indecency, amorality, dictatorial and criminal behavior using state power in retaliation for the courageous actions of Haitians who stopped Martelly from prolonging his already illegitimate term beyond Feb 7, 2016. (See, Martelly Leaves In Disgrace: A Great Day For People Power and Odette Roy Fombrun dénonce le fatras moral et appelle à un soulèvement contre l’immoralité.)
Today is the International Day for Women. Èzili HLLN will initiate this legal action in Haiti, in the name of all abused and defamed women around the globe and in particular to protect the right of women and children in Haiti against Michel Martelly and his PHTK legal bandits including Jovenel Moise and his state police, who sat in the audience and did not sanction Michel Martelly, Hillary Clinton’s former puppet president imposed on Haiti. We shall include in the complaint that HLLN wants the world to understand there are Haiti lawyers, women and men, who fight for Haitian women and children to be free from such state-sponsored violence and discrimination. Thank you
Èzili’s Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network is an organization founded in 1994 in New York and Haiti to protect the civil, cultural, human and economic rights of Haitians living at home and abroad. (See, Haiti Election Analysis: Sick Carnival 2016 Continues with Jovenel Moise.)
HLLN is a Haiti led, Haiti capacity building organization and a leading international voice for Haiti sovereignty and to protect Haiti women and children rights globally.
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