US Political Prisoner in Haiti ReleasedPopular Haitian-American folk singer and political activist Annette Auguste, has been released after spending over two years in a Haitian jail under US orders.
Popular Haitian-American folk singer and political activist Annette Auguste, has been released after spending over two years in a Haitian jail. Auguste, commonly known as So Anne, was jailed shortly after the 2004 coup that ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. So Anne was one of the most prominent Aristide supporters to be jailed under the U.S.-backed Haitian government. She lived in Brooklyn, New York for 20 years before returning in 1994 when Aristide returned to power after the first coup against him.
In May 2004, US Marines raided her home in the middle of the night, used explosives to break down her front door, killed her two pet dogs, handcuffed her 5-year-old grandson and arrested her. She has been in prison ever since. According to the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network, the Haitian judge in charge of her case ruled this week that there was no evidence to hold her in prison. She was released last night.
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