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Haiti-DR/Migration: An ongoing investigation into the rape of a Haitian girl by a Dominican immigration agent

  • April 15, 2024
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P-to-P, April 15, 2024 [AlterPresse] — An investigation is underway into an alleged rape of a 14-year-old Haitian minor in Bávaro, in the province of Altagracia, (East of the Dominican Republic), following a complaint, said the General Directorate of migration (Dgm) of the Dominican Republic, in a note seen by the online agency AlterPresse.

The Dgm declares to question all immigration inspectors, who participated in the interdiction operation, on Friday April 5, 2024, when the reported action was recorded.

“The investigations are carried out jointly with the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the province of La Altagracia, which knows the facts, and the General Directorate of Immigration is cooperating with the authorities to clarify the matter.”

If one of the inspectors is involved in such an embarrassing violation, he will be dismissed and made available for justice, to determine his innocence or guilt, tries to reassure Venancio Alcântara, director of Immigration, who qualified this type of contempt of reprehensible.

This type of action will not be tolerated, because immigration inspectors are daily instructed to treat foreigners with respect, regardless of their nationality, because their mission is to respect the general law on migration 285- 04, he adds.

The Dgm affirms that it will not allow its employees to commit acts contrary to the law.

In a note, the Haitian chancellery expressed its indignation at the news of the rape of the 14-year-old Haitian girl by a Dominican migration agent.

“Under the pretext of carrying out a document check and taking advantage of the absence of the girl’s parents, agents broke into the home to commit the crime,” she reveals, while condemning this serious attack. to human dignity.

The Haitian chancellery demands that justice be done to the innocent victim.

She indicates that she has given instructions to the Haitian diplomatic representation, so that the victim and the parents receive all the necessary assistance.

The Haitian consulate in Higuey has already established contact with the victim’s parents, she reports.

As of Friday September 22, 2023, a Haitian woman, Stephy Graph Cadichon, was raped in the presence of her four-year-old son by a Dominican immigration agent assigned to Las Americas International Airport.

Denouncing the countless cases of violence suffered by Haitian women in the Dominican Republic, the Haitian organization Brown girl demanded justice and reparation for Stephy Graph Cadichon.

She was in the Dominican Republic and was preparing to go to Nicaragua, when she was invited by several agents to follow them, according to information collected by Brown girl with family members of the survivor. [emb rc apr 15/04/2024 15:25]