November 16, 2007
Rene Garcia Preval
President of Haiti
c/o Embassy of Haiti
2311 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC� 20008
I am deeply concerned about the disappearance of Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, a
prominent human rights advocate and community activist in Haiti.� I urge you to use your
influence to ensure a thorough investigation of his disappearance and take appropriate
action to ensure his safe return to his family.
As you may know, Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine is the Co-Founder and National
Coordinator of the September 30th Foundation (FTS), a human rights organization in
Haiti that was formed after the 1991 coup d�etat.� He had reportedly announced his
intention to file as a Lavalas candidate for the next round of parliamentary elections in
Haiti.� He is admired and respected by numerous advocates of peace and justice for Haiti.
Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine was last seen on the evening of Sunday, August 12,
2007, after meeting with a U.S. human rights delegation visiting Haiti.� After his
disappearance, his car was found abandoned and was taken to the Delmas 3 Police
Station in Port-au-Prince.� I have been informed that there was a ransom demand on
Tuesday, August 14.� However, the presumed kidnappers have not pursued the ransom
demand, and no further information is available regarding his fate.
I urge you to ensure that Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine�s kidnapping is thoroughly
investigated, determine if at all possible his whereabouts, and take appropriate action to
ensure his safe return to his family.
Member of Congress
cc:� The Hon. Janet A. Sanderson, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti