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Haiti: Prison Mutiny on the Day of Preval's Inauguration

President Preval officially took office yesterday amidst much fanfare but a prisoner's mutiny that was eventually quelled left at least one person dead, reports AlterPresse. The Haitian newsfeed described (Fr) the scene as follows: “Mutiny participants on the roof of the prison screaming ‘Long Live Preval’ and ‘Freedom’, noisy demands and tears of certain relatives of prisoners and partisans of Jean-Bertrand Aristide camped outside, sporadic shots attributed to MINUSTAH [UN Mission] agents and the National Jail Administration, constant negotations between journalists wanting to get as close to the scene as possible and Jordanian blue helmets wanting them to stay away.” An official casualty count has yet to be issued.

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