Item id117431 - Letters, reports, and articles: Haitian refugees and detainees

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Letters, reports, and articles: Haitian refugees and detainees


  • 1992 (Creation)


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A series of several letters, reports, and articles stapled together that address the prisoners being held in Guantanamo Bay. Among the documents, there is an open letter from the Emergency Coalition for Haitian Refugees, encouraging the involvement of other organizations to shut down the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and release one Haitian refugee imprisoned in a Manhattan INS detention center for her HIV status; a copy of their report "Haitians with HIV Jailed at U.S. Military Base and INS Prisons"; a list of targets to address; several articles with the following titles: "Rally Hits Haitian HIV 'Prison Camp'" by Merle English (September 22, 1992), "Set Her Free" by Anna Quindlen, "U.S. Camp for Haitians Described as Prison-Like" by Lynne Duke, "Indignities to Haitian Refugees" (September 19, 1992), and "HIV Detention Camp erupts: US Brutalizes HIV-Positive Haitians, Charge Critics"; a letter to the US Attorney General William Barr asking for the freedom of the Haitian prisoners at Guantanamo Bay; and a letter to the Refugee Center in Miami from Michel Vilsaint, a Haitian refugees at Guantanamo (July 27, 1992).

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