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Roland Dominique Chassagne

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Roland Dominique Chassagne

Birth
Jérémie, Arrondissement du Jérémie, Grand'Anse, Haiti
Death
26 Apr 1963 (aged 50)
Port-au-Prince, Arrondissement de Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti
Burial
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Roland was a son of Dominique Chassagne and Henriette Roland. He had 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He served in the Militaire Forces Armées d'Haïti as a Lieutenant.

He was associated with groups that were working to overthrow Haitian dictator François 'Papa Doc' Duvalier.

"On April 26, 1963, between two and three in the afternoon, Roland Chassagne, who worked in the workshop of the Deschamps Company, located on the Boulevard Jean Jacques Dessalines in Port-au-Prince, was arrested by four Tonton-Macoutes, who were under the command of a certain attorney named Durand, who lived on Clerveaux street in Petionville.

Georges Chassagne, brother of Roland Chassagne, was a witness to the arrest. The group left in a car in the general direction of the Department of the Interior, the Police Headquarters, and the National Palace. A few minutes later, Georges Chassagne learned that his brother had been taken to Fort Dimanche."
Source: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

It was ten years before it was known that Roland was murdered the day he was arrested. The disposition of his body was never released by the Duvalier regime.
Roland was a son of Dominique Chassagne and Henriette Roland. He had 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He served in the Militaire Forces Armées d'Haïti as a Lieutenant.

He was associated with groups that were working to overthrow Haitian dictator François 'Papa Doc' Duvalier.

"On April 26, 1963, between two and three in the afternoon, Roland Chassagne, who worked in the workshop of the Deschamps Company, located on the Boulevard Jean Jacques Dessalines in Port-au-Prince, was arrested by four Tonton-Macoutes, who were under the command of a certain attorney named Durand, who lived on Clerveaux street in Petionville.

Georges Chassagne, brother of Roland Chassagne, was a witness to the arrest. The group left in a car in the general direction of the Department of the Interior, the Police Headquarters, and the National Palace. A few minutes later, Georges Chassagne learned that his brother had been taken to Fort Dimanche."
Source: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

It was ten years before it was known that Roland was murdered the day he was arrested. The disposition of his body was never released by the Duvalier regime.


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