Is Government Secretly Imprisoning People In Haiti

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Victims of Enforced Disappearances

The United Nations (UN), Amnesty International and some other human rights organization observes the International Day of on August 30 each year.

"An enforced disappearance (or forced disappearance) occurs when a person is secretly abducted or imprisoned by a state or political organization or by a third party with the authorization, support, or acquiescence of a state or political organization without admitting the person's fate and whereabouts, within the intent of placing the victim outside the protection of the law." An enforced disappearance is a form of human rights violation. This practice has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror and insecurity within the society. It is a global problem and is not restricted to a specific region of the world. The day is also known as International Day of the Disappeared. It is not a public holiday, a UN observance since August 30, 2011.

In Haiti, many still have memories of the feared paramilitary force known as "Tonton Macoutes" and the Haitian death squad FRAPH founded by Emmanuel Constant (nicknamed "Toto").

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