The National Commission of Human Rights said that the Dominican State

Jean Pierre Alexandre - March 25 2014, 10:39 AM

Juliana Deguis

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By: Panky Corcino / MATCHES EDLP
POSTED: Mar 25, 2014 12:01 am EST Mar 25, 2014 12:01 am EST Santo Domingo - The National Commission of Human Rights said that the Dominican State maintains "hijacked " Juliana Deguis Pierre, to prevent him from leaving for Washington to participate in a hearing of the OAS on the alleged dispossession of nationality to thousands of children of Haitian immigrants.

Deguis Pierre tried to leave the country with a humanitarian visa issued by the U.S. Consulate to facilitate his presence at the hearing of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, a body of the Organization of American States (OAS ).

However, the Directorate General for Migration refused to grant a pass so he could leave the country.

Deguis Pierre manages its output since last Friday.

On Sunday he went, accompanied by their lawyers, to the Americas International Airport (AILA ), where he was notified that he was barred from leaving the country.

The lady, aged 29 and mother of four, has no passport because the state itself, through the Central Electoral Board (JCE ) refuses to issue a duplicate birth certificate that allows you to process the identity card and electoral and other documents.

The chairman of the National Commission of Human Rights, Manuel María Mercedes, one of the lawyers attending Deguis Pierre, described the situation as " a kidnapping ."

"It's a situation that has virtually hijacking the Dominican State in the case of Juliana, " Mercedes said, recalling that the estates of the Government " have left without nationality " but " not allowed to leave " the country.

Remembered Dominican Republic and other states are worth of Passes to resolve conflicts mobility, as happened when President Leonel Fernandez brought the country to Manuel Zelayas amid the political crisis that led to his ouster as president of Honduras.

The case caused a stir Deguis Pierre.

Several officials, including the Minister of Interior and Police minister Jose Ramon ( Monchy ) Fadul said categorically that " the Dominican Republic can not leave anyone without the proper documentation ."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Gazette on 3/25/2014 with the title " A Haitian leader you from leaving RD"

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