Dominican Republic Imposes a Draconian Military Siege Along Haiti Border

Published December 2, 2019

Dominican Republic Imposes a Draconian Military Siege Along Haiti Border

Hundreds of Haitians have been detained in the last several days by Dominican border security (Cesfront) guards and soldiers in communities in the northwest of the country.

The ruthless detentions are part of the operations to impose a “military siege” that has been established along the border area, as the Haitian revolutionary uprising continues.

In a statement, the Army said the operation was established due to the social and political revolutionary potential that prevails in Haiti since the uprisings began against the US-backed president Jovenal Moise.

The Defense Ministary stated that they have adopted new “special measures,” modernized their equipment and currently have 9,000 soldiers on the border.

The Dominican state has notoriously racially targeted and brutalized Haitian people. Anti-black policies that are pervasive and always present in the Western hemisphere are enacted with cruelty on the Haitian border generally.