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The women of Bel Air

A few months ago, there were only 45 women in the Petionville prison; today there are about 200-or seven women to each tiny jail cell. Many of these women are from Bel Air. Guerline, an organizer with a Bel Air community organization that fights for women's rights, Famn Vayan Bele, told me that many Bel Air women have been locked up in Petionville after the police came searching for their male partners in their homes. When the police failed to find the men, they took the women instead. "It's another form of kidnapping", Guerline remarked about the imprisoned Bel Air women's hostage-like situation.
©2005 Manne Granqvist