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Ex-Officers Get Life for 1994 Massacre

November 17, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

A Haitian court sentenced more than 30 former top army officers, including ex-coup leader Raoul Cedras, and paramilitary leaders to life in prison with hard labor for their roles in a 1994 massacre. The defendants, who all live in exile, were tried and sentenced on charges ranging from criminal conspiracy to murder for an April 1994 raid on a shantytown in Gonaives. At the trial, 22 former soldiers and paramilitary members appeared in court. Of those, 16 were convicted. No one knows how many were killed in the raid because soldiers prevented the retrieval of bodies.

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