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UN Rights Chief Calls Situation in Haiti 'Catastrophic'


The U.N. human rights chief in Haiti says the situation in the Caribbean nation is, "catastrophic."

In a news conference in the capital Port-au-Prince Friday, Thierry Fagart said there were multiple instances of summary executions, mob violence, torture and arbitrary arrests.

He noted that police and civilians were responsible for committing grave violations in the poor Caribbean nation.

The comments come just days after a U.N. report said the security situation in Haiti was improving, but still fragile.

Earlier this week, Haiti's Police Chief Mario Andresol said 15 police officers are facing prosecution for criminal activities.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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