Haiti police slaughtered inmates in prison: report

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WASHINGTON (AFP) – Haitian police killed several unarmed inmates in a prison in Les Cayes, one week after the January 12 earthquake, and blamed the massacre on a prison ringleader, The New York Times reported after investigating the deaths.

According to a confidential UN report and testimony of former inmates, prison workers and relatives of the deceased, the daily said the prisoners were not armed at the time, were made to lie down and were shot.

Police said they found the bodies after storming the prison to quell a riot and blamed the murders on a ringleader, identified as Ti Mousson, who they claim shot fellow inmates who refused to join him in fleeing the compound.

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