MIAMI (AP) — A Haitian attorney wants a human rights commission to hold Haiti's government accountable for failing to provide reparations to the victims of a 2005 massacre at a soccer stadium and related attacks the following summer.
Evel Fanfan and attorneys from the Seton Hall University School of Law Center for Social Justice have filed a petition before the Washington-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the victims' behalf.
They say Haiti's national police and a civilian gang killed at least a dozen people when they stormed a charity soccer match sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The game was held in a poor Port-au-Prince neighborhood that was a stronghold of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
More than a dozen police officers were detained but they never were charged.
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