Crowd burns 13 criminal suspects alive in front of police

In Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, 13 people were beaten and burned alive by an angry mob. According to the BBC, the incident took place in front of a group of police officers who stopped the victims for checkups. The lynching was triggered by the suspicion that those killed were members of one of the gangs that set the country on fire.

According to British TV reports, the suspects were beaten with tires dipped in gasoline before being set on fire and subsequently killed. While the police said that they confiscated their weapons shortly before the incident, they did not explain how the crowd seized the suspects. Haiti has fallen into escalating lawlessness since the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July 2021.

In a report released yesterday, the United Nations said insecurity in the capital had reached levels similar to those of countries at war. Armed gangs continue to fight each other to expand their territorial control: more than 60% of Port-au-Prince would be under their control. The report said clashes with the police and rival gangs were “becoming more violent and frequent”, resulting in large numbers of civilian casualties. . Many schools and health centers were forced to close, and the violence also jeopardized access to many goods and services. “The people of Haiti continue to suffer from one of the worst human rights crises in decades and a serious humanitarian emergency,” the UN report says.

Prime Minister Ariel Henry has called for the deployment of an international force to assist police in their fight against criminal gangs. But so far, no country has come forward. The United States has tried to get Canada to take the role, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has so far resisted.

Source: Today IT

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