Civilian Vigilantes (Haiti)

Country: Haiti
Details of Formation: After Aristide was ousted on 30 August 2005, police used civilian vigilantes to carry out slum raids targeted at the gangs that had supported Aristide.
Details of Termination: No information
Purpose: Officially, the group was formed to hunt down suspected gang members and criminals, but it was primarily used to repress the opposition, targeting Aristide gangs and supporters and the Lavalas party, and conducted indiscriminate attacks in areas that supported Aristide.
Organisation: According to news sources, the group cooperated with the police in joint operations.
Weapons and Training: It is reported that the group was armed with machetes, iron bars and rocks.
Size: --
Reason for Membership: --
Treatment of Civilians: The group attacked individuals based on suspected gang membership and killed civilians in Aristide strongholds.
Other Information: --
References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD.