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 Ayisyen mennen RESTAVEK Ozetazini, ala de wont mezanmi !!!!!

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MessageSujet: Ayisyen mennen RESTAVEK Ozetazini, ala de wont mezanmi !!!!!   Lun 3 Mar 2008 - 16:38


Woman Takes Stand in Fla. Servitude Case


By JENNIFER KAY – 4 days ago

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A young Haitian woman testified Wednesday that she considered suicide to escape years of abuse at the hands of a South Florida family accused of keeping her as their slave.

Simone Celestin's voice wavered and she teared up as she recounted her life after being taken as a girl from her mother and grandmother in a remote mountain village to an orphanage run by Evelyn Theodore near Ranquitte, Haiti.

Theodore and her daughter Maude Paulin face federal charges that they illegally brought Simone Celestin into the U.S., kept her in involuntary servitude and conspired to violate her civil rights until the girl escaped in 2005.

Paulin's sister, Claire Telasco, also faces charges of forced labor and conspiracy. Paulin's ex-husband, Saintfort Paulin, faces a federal human trafficking charge. All have pleaded not guilty.
Celestin, now 22, said she lived and worked at Theodore's home in Haiti for about two years, where she was forced to haul water and perform chores. She said Theodore would hit her or keep her home from school if she didn't finish work to her satisfaction.
Celestin said similar abuse continued when she came to the U.S. at age 14.
"They wanted me to come to the U.S.," Celestin said. "I was coming to baby-sit the kid they were going to adopt."

But the adoption never happened. The Paulins divorced in 2001, and Celestin continued living with Maude Paulin and her teenage daughter, Erica.
Celestin said Saintfort Paulin and his daughter tried to stand up for her when Maude Paulin or Theodore would mistreat her. Celestin said it was Maude Paulin who told her she had to sleep in a sleeping bag on the floor and made her choose her clothes from donations collected for Theodore's orphanage.

She said she was allowed only a bucket of water for bathing while the rest of the family took showers.

"When (Maude Paulin) was mad at me, when she wanted to punish me, I had to bathe in the yard," Celestin said.

Her daily chores, she said, consisted of yard work, laundry, making beds, cleaning the bathrooms and scrubbing the floor on her hands and knees. If she did not comply, she said Maude Paulin or Theodore would strike her with their hands, shoes or other household objects.

Similar work and punishments were expected at Telasco's home in Miramar, where she worked most weekends, said Celestin, speaking English she learned from television watched while baby-sitting Telasco's children.

She said she considered suicide in November 2004 after Theodore struck her. A family friend staying at the house took the bottle of motor oil she planned to drink out of her hand before she could kill herself.

"I didn't see a reason why she would hit me, and I did not want that to continue," Celestin said. "She was mad about the fact that I hadn't made the bed."

Defense attorneys on Wednesday questioned why Celestin never sought help from visitors to the Paulins' home or on the short trips she was allowed to stores or to walk the dog.

Celestin said she lied to child welfare workers who came to investigate an anonymous tip about abuse because she feared being deported to Haiti where, the family had told her, she had no living relatives.

"I didn't have no money, I didn't know anybody," she said. "I couldn't just get up and leave."

The defense insinuated that Celestin's case was motivated by a desire to remain in the country in exchange for participating in the investigation.

"Before you ran away from the Paulin household, one of the things you were looking for help for was to stay here," said Richard Dansoh, the attorney for Maude Paulin.
In court documents filed last year, prosecutors identified Celestin as a so-called "restavek," a term meaning "one who stays with" in Haitian Creole.

There are an estimated 300,000 such poor children in Haiti who work for wealthier families in exchange for food, shelter and the promise of school, though many end up victims of physical and sexual abuse.

Advocates say an unknown number of restaveks are hidden within this country's Haitian immigrant community, which is often loath to discuss the practice with outsiders.

Prosecutors on Wednesday displayed letters Celestin left for Maude Paulin and her daughter when she ran away in June 2005. "For many years I've been abused and treated like a slave," she wrote in a childlike scrawl. "No more."


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MessageSujet: Re: Ayisyen mennen RESTAVEK Ozetazini, ala de wont mezanmi !!!!!   Mer 5 Mar 2008 - 12:42

Pesonn pa fè komantè sou premye atik la.
Men rezilta prose a.
Mwen konnen ke Ayisyen pa renmen pale de afè restavèk la, men se yon pwoblèm ke nou dwe rekonet e rewoud, paske nou pakapab ap kontinye esklavaj sou pitit Desalin yo:

Fla. Women Convicted of Enslaving Teen


]Wednesday March 5 2008
By JENNIFER KAY
Associated Press Writer


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A mother and her adult daughter were convicted Tuesday of keeping a Haitian teen as a slave for six years in their South Florida home, with a jury rejecting their claims that the girl feigned abuse so she could remain in the U.S.

Evelyn Theodore, 74, and Maude Paulin, 52, were convicted of conspiring to violate Simone Celestin's 13th Amendment rights to be free from slavery and forcing her to work for them.

Paulin, a Miami-Dade County teacher, also was convicted of harboring an illegal alien for financial gain.

Theodore and Paulin's ex-husband, Saintfort Paulin, were both acquitted of that count but convicted of a lesser charge of harboring an illegal alien. Claire Telasco, Paulin's sister, was acquitted of conspiracy and forced labor charges.

Prosecutors alleged that Celestin was stolen at age 5 from her mother and grandmother in a mountain village and forced to pretend she was an orphan at the orphanage Theodore ran with her late husband in Ranquitte, Haiti.

At age 14, the girl was taken to the U.S. on a 29-day visa. Prosecutors alleged that for the next six years, Celestin's life consisted of 15-hour work days as an unpaid servant, with no schooling. She escaped in 2005.

Celestin, now 22, testified Wednesday that she considered suicide after years of beatings and intimidation. She tearfully described sleeping on the floor, rummaging through cast-off clothes in the garage for something to wear, bathing from a bucket or a garden hose and scrubbing floors when she should have been in school.

She said Theodore and Maude Paulin often struck her with their hands, shoes or objects such as a curling iron or a mortar if she didn't finish the work to their satisfaction.

The defendants denied mistreating Celestin. Defense attorneys argued during trial that her allegations of abuse were motivated by her desire to be a permanent legal resident of the U.S.

Attorneys for Maude Paulin and Theodore said each faces seven to 10 years in prison and said they would appeal.

Richard Dansoh, attorney for Maude Paulin, said the jury gave contradictory verdicts regarding his client. The jurors convicted her of all three charges against her but did not find that her home or other property were used to facilitate a crime. The government had sought the forfeiture of that property.

Joel DeFabio, attorney for Telasco, called the verdict sad: ``Without allowing the defense to get into the cultural conditions in Haiti or the fact that Simone has a life here in the U.S. because of the Paulins, was unfair to the defense and prevented the jury from seeing the whole picture.''

But Jan Smith, an attorney for Saintfort Paulin, said the verdict was fair.
``This is what we asked the jury for,'' he said.

The Paulins' daughter Erica tearfully declined to comment.

Telasco, her aunt, said: ``Injustice. Innocent people going to jail for no reason.''

In court documents, prosecutors identified Celestin as a ``restavek.'' The term is a Haitian Creole word meaning ``one who stays with'' and applies to poor children who work for wealthier families in exchange for food, shelter and the promise of school. Many end up victims of physical and sexual abuse.

UNICEF estimates 300,000 children in Haiti are restaveks. It is unknown how many restaveks are among the estimated 14,500 to 17,500 involuntary servants estimated to be trafficked into the U.S. each year.

Sentencing for the Paulins and Theodore is set for May. All have been released on bond.
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Woman Takes Stand in Fla. Servitude Case


By JENNIFER KAY – 4 days ago

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A young Haitian woman testified Wednesday that she considered suicide to escape years of abuse at the hands of a South Florida family accused of keeping her as their slave.

Simone Celestin's voice wavered and she teared up as she recounted her life after being taken as a girl from her mother and grandmother in a remote mountain village to an orphanage run by Evelyn Theodore near Ranquitte, Haiti.

Theodore and her daughter Maude Paulin face federal charges that they illegally brought Simone Celestin into the U.S., kept her in involuntary servitude and conspired to violate her civil rights until the girl escaped in 2005.

Paulin's sister, Claire Telasco, also faces charges of forced labor and conspiracy. Paulin's ex-husband, Saintfort Paulin, faces a federal human trafficking charge. All have pleaded not guilty.
Celestin, now 22, said she lived and worked at Theodore's home in Haiti for about two years, where she was forced to haul water and perform chores. She said Theodore would hit her or keep her home from school if she didn't finish work to her satisfaction.
Celestin said similar abuse continued when she came to the U.S. at age 14.
"They wanted me to come to the U.S.," Celestin said. "I was coming to baby-sit the kid they were going to adopt."

But the adoption never happened. The Paulins divorced in 2001, and Celestin continued living with Maude Paulin and her teenage daughter, Erica.
Celestin said Saintfort Paulin and his daughter tried to stand up for her when Maude Paulin or Theodore would mistreat her. Celestin said it was Maude Paulin who told her she had to sleep in a sleeping bag on the floor and made her choose her clothes from donations collected for Theodore's orphanage.

She said she was allowed only a bucket of water for bathing while the rest of the family took showers.

"When (Maude Paulin) was mad at me, when she wanted to punish me, I had to bathe in the yard," Celestin said.

Her daily chores, she said, consisted of yard work, laundry, making beds, cleaning the bathrooms and scrubbing the floor on her hands and knees. If she did not comply, she said Maude Paulin or Theodore would strike her with their hands, shoes or other household objects.

Similar work and punishments were expected at Telasco's home in Miramar, where she worked most weekends, said Celestin, speaking English she learned from television watched while baby-sitting Telasco's children.

She said she considered suicide in November 2004 after Theodore struck her. A family friend staying at the house took the bottle of motor oil she planned to drink out of her hand before she could kill herself.

"I didn't see a reason why she would hit me, and I did not want that to continue," Celestin said. "She was mad about the fact that I hadn't made the bed."

Defense attorneys on Wednesday questioned why Celestin never sought help from visitors to the Paulins' home or on the short trips she was allowed to stores or to walk the dog.

Celestin said she lied to child welfare workers who came to investigate an anonymous tip about abuse because she feared being deported to Haiti where, the family had told her, she had no living relatives.

"I didn't have no money, I didn't know anybody," she said. "I couldn't just get up and leave."

The defense insinuated that Celestin's case was motivated by a desire to remain in the country in exchange for participating in the investigation.

"Before you ran away from the Paulin household, one of the things you were looking for help for was to stay here," said Richard Dansoh, the attorney for Maude Paulin.
In court documents filed last year, prosecutors identified Celestin as a so-called "restavek," a term meaning "one who stays with" in Haitian Creole.

There are an estimated 300,000 such poor children in Haiti who work for wealthier families in exchange for food, shelter and the promise of school, though many end up victims of physical and sexual abuse.

Advocates say an unknown number of restaveks are hidden within this country's Haitian immigrant community, which is often loath to discuss the practice with outsiders.

Prosecutors on Wednesday displayed letters Celestin left for Maude Paulin and her daughter when she ran away in June 2005. "For many years I've been abused and treated like a slave," she wrote in a childlike scrawl. "No more."
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MessageSujet: Re: Ayisyen mennen RESTAVEK Ozetazini, ala de wont mezanmi !!!!!   Sam 7 Mai 2016 - 19:36


Mwen te poste atik saa an 2008, pami plizyè lòt ki pibliye sou menm sijè saa.
Mwen pase vi m ap goumen kont sistèm esklavaj ke ayisyen parèy mwen ap pratike toujou.

Pwoblèm saa pa Ozetazini sèlman.
Li ekziste ann Ayiti toujou.
Li ekziste lan tout peyi kote ayisyen emigre.

Mwen te gen yon gwo batay ap fanmi pa m.
Pwop kouzin mwen ak mari l te fè sa lan Monreyal.
Mwen leve lan dengonn yo apre yo te mennen jenn fanm nan vin pase kèk jou lakay mwen pou yo al pase vakans ann Ayiti.

Ti madmwazèl la rakonte madam mwen tout abi ak vyolans li sibi kay kouzin mwen.
De moun ke m te renmen anpil e ke mwen pa t janm sipoze yo ta aji konsa.

Mwen rele Maison Dayiti. Paul Dejan pa t enterese.
Se yon pastè pwotestan ke li te konnen, ke m jwen.
Pastè an vini e mwen pèmèt li mennen malerèz lan lakay li.
Anfennkont, madmwazèl lan te ranje papye l pou l rete Monreyal.

Nou sipoze lobèy lè kousen yo retounen.
Jis jounen jodya nou se lenmi.

Menmjan ak eskiz moun Paulin yo bay.
Owi yo ede ti jennfi an vin Ozeta etc...
Ayisyen ann Ayiti ap di menm bagay e yo pa rekonèt se esklavaj ya p pratike lan peyi Desalin ki te aboli esklavaj.

Toutotan nou pa chanje mantalite, enjistis ak diskriminasyon sayo pap janm fini.
Atik saa te an 2008, anyen pa chanje.

Se menm mantalite saa ki fè an jeneral lanpwen gwo pwotestasyon kont Dominiken pou tretman konsitwayen yo ap sibi lan batey.
Paske nou pa trete konsitwayen yo pi byen.

An konklizyon, mwen konnen ke pap gen reyaksyon sou FowomAyiti menjan ak pòs orijinal lan.
Gen sijè ki tabou, ki pase tankou yon lèt alapòs.

Men dwa sivik yon gwo pousantaj ayisyen vyole lan yon sistèm esklizyon ki anpeche yo patisipe lan devlopman peyi an.

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