Local January 24, 2014 | 9:12 am

Opposition party purge goes before Human Rights Commission

Santo Domingo.- The constant and stunning defeats in the country’s high courts have prompted a group of Dominican Republic’s opposition PRD party leaders to denounce the expulsion of former president Hipolito Mejía to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

PRD senior leader and Mejia supporter Luis Abinader said they decided to go before the IACHR after the Superior Electoral Court and the Constitutional Court ratified Mejía’s expulsion, as well as those of Andrés Bautista and Orlando Jorge.

He said they seek the international community and the Commission’s support to keep the Dominican Republic “from again slipping into authoritarian ways and becoming a one-party State, where political bosses are re-elected indefinitely.”

PRD senior leaders Milagros Ortiz Bosch and Geanilda Vasquez accompanied Abinader to the IACHR.

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