Justice for Human Rights Defenders
-On March 23, Reuters, Miami Herald and Star Tribune all wrote about a case that BAI and the Center for Justice and Accountability have been working on: Three plaintiffs filed suit against the former Mayor of Les Irois, Jean Morose Viliena, who had been hiding in the Boston area since fleeing charges in Haiti in 2009.
-On March 24, NPR wrote about it as well, and also ran the story in their morning radio program in the Boston area.
-Yesterday, March 27, The Boston Globe wrote about this and cited IJDH by name for our work on the case.
Sadly, one of the plaintiffs in the case died mysteriously the day after Viliena was sued. His death is under investigation. The New York Times covered this story on March 25.