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Inhumane treatment of Haitians in the Dominican Republic

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Inhumane treatment of Haitians in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has officially started the long awaited deportation of Dominicans of Haitian descents. As per a report dated July 2nd, Dominicans immigration officers/polices have started visiting the homes of the susceptible deportees and forcing them to dress up and put on a bus with very little items-- leaving everything behind. They confined those unfortunates in the vehicle for 15 hours without any food, water or bathroom, until they were dropped in the Haitian border. Some of the victims have reported their identity cards were either rejected or destroyed during the time of deportation. In some cases, victims born in the Dominican Republic were not allowed to prove their nationality. Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (ICCHR) has condemned the Dominican Republic as "internationally liable for the violation" of articles of the American Convention of Human and children Rights against Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent. The U.N. mission has decided to assess the country's immigration situation in consequence of the mass deportation.

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