Flash: UN in Haiti: At least 4 die in police eviction in national park

Agent-x - July 27 2012, 9:09 PM

According to vancouversun-com on 27 July 2012 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Investigators from the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in Haiti are trying to figure out how at least four Haitians died after police officers carried out an eviction in a national park.

A statement on Friday from the U.N. said the killings took place in the southeastern town of Seguin, but didn't say when. Several people were also injured.

The U.N. mission also said that forced evictions are contrary to international human rights when alternative housing isn't provided.

A Haitian police spokesman said he wasn't aware of the episode but would look into it. He couldn't be reached later in the day.

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