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National Day of Remembrance in memory of the victims of Fort Dimanche

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National Day of Remembrance in memory of the victims of Fort Dimanche

The Haitian Government has decided to dedicate a National Day of Remembrance for the victims of Fort Dimanche.

Fort Dimanche's Unsavory Past Remembered

The Ministry of Communication announced April 26th 2015 as a National Day of Remembrance for the victims incarcerated at Fort Dimanche.

Fort Dimanche, a brutal prison, where inmates were subject to claustrophobic conditions, tortured, sexually assaulted, and other wise dehumanized, was used during Francois Duvalier's regime for any Haitian, who dared to criticize his policies.

The prison served as a place for political dissenters for over 30 years. In 1987 it was turned into a memorial.

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