Local October 29, 2013 | 10:05 am

Haitian activist calls Dominican Republic the ‘A’ word: WINN

Santo Domingo.- A Jamaica-based Haitian activist on Monday became the first person to use the ‘A’ word (apartheid) to describe Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court ruling on nationality, and compared the measure to South Africa’s dark era, called for a boycotted of the Caribbean nation.

Winn.com from St. Kitts & Nevis quotes Myrtha Desulme as saying that the global community should speak out against a September 23 ruling that “strips mainly Dominicans of Haitian descent of their citizenship.”

It notes that the ruling could leave more than 200,000 people “stateless.”

“The decision is racist and abominable, and should not be allowed to stand,” Desulme said, noting that “it leaves about 210,000 people in limbo, who are completely stateless. It is a horrible, it’s a crime against humanity, it is blatant apartheid. It’s their own citizens which they are now refusing to recognize.”

“We have to use the same blueprint which was used for apartheid in South Africa – the entire world has to boycott the Dominican Republic until it accepts to return to the norms of civilized society,” the activist said, quoted by WINN.

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