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Haiti's latest government, headed by Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril, has continued the human rights abuses of its predecessors, three human rights organizations charged. "The persistence of serious human rights violations suggests an ongoing refusal by the military to relinquish power to an elected civilian government," according to the groups' report, released in New York. The 159-page report was issued by Americas Watch, the National Coalition for Haitian Refugees and Caribbean Rights.

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