Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

A Positive Experience (Heart of Haiti Blog)

By Joegodson Déralciné and Paul Jackson, Heart of Haiti Blog July 11, 2011 This is a small update in reference to Wilberta’s traumatic experience two weeks ago. After much reflection, two of Wilberta’s sisters and her husband Yves accompanied Joegodson to see Mario Joseph of the Bureau des avocats internationaux (BAI) on Wednesday. They were very happy to have finally gone. We won’t discuss the details of the issue here for obvious reasons, but we will take a moment to acknowledge the positive role that the encounter with the advocacy office has had on the people involved. Two of Wilberta’s sisters participated in the meeting. The participation of one is particularly important since she was with Wilberta throughout the entire ordeal. Since Wilberta was at times unconscious, her testimony is crucial in reconstructing the events of that night. Wilberta’s husband […]

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