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The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) in Haiti, Trinidad and Sandra Honoré, deplores the attacks and intimidation against citizens and journalists in the performance of their duties in a communiqué dated 1st December 2016 and transmitted to AlterPresse.

The head of the UN Mission for Stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH) calls on everyone to reject "any incitement or use of violence, defamation, intimidation of any kind" and to refrain from any thing which could contribute to disturbing the peace and stability of the country.

It is the responsibility of the national authorities to intervene so that persons who are guilty of unlawful acts are prosecuted and tried in accordance with the electoral decree and other applicable rules of law, recalls Honoré, who applauds the actions taken against these practices.

Demonstrations of violence are organized in Port-au-Prince by the political party Fanmi Lavalas to denounce an electoral coup d'état following the preliminary results of the presidential election of 20 November 2016 in which Jovenel Moise, Haitian party tèt kale (Phtk), is leading, with 55.67% of the vote.

Two journalists from Radio Mélodie FM were assaulted by supporters, claiming Fanmi Lavalas, during a demonstration on December 1, 2016, which was dispersed with tear gas by agents of the National Police of Haiti.