Farmers Evicted to Benefit Others Supporting National Party

What is affected
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 January 2006
Region LAC [ Latin America/Caribbean ]
Country Dominican Republic
Location Neiba, Bahoruco Province

Affected persons

Total 255
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
all were farmer families
Proposed solution
Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative Source: COHRE
In January 2006, within the framework of the Agrarian Reform Project AC-529, the Department of Agriculture (IAD) evicted 51 farmers in Neiba, Bahoruco Province. The eviction had been ordered by the ruling Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) and appears to have benefited other farmers and officials who support the party. The 51
families were evicted despite the fact that they had title deeds on the land.

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