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Plaignant Nissage MARTYR est mort après qu’il a déposé plainte aux États-Unis contre Jean Morose VILIENA, ancien maire des Irois, pour Assassinat, Torture et Incendie

BUREAU DES AVOCATS INTERNATIONAUX 3, 2ème rue Lavaud B.P. 19048 Port-au-Prince, Haïti Tel : +5092943-2106/ 07 Email: avokahaiti@aol.com POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE Contact : Mario JOSEPH, Av., Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, mario@ijdh.org +509-3701-9879 (français, kreyòl) Nicole PHILLIPS, Esq., Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, nicole@ijdh.org +509-4645-2888, (anglais, français, kreyòl) Plaignant Nissage MARTYR est mort après qu’il a déposé plainte aux États-Unis contre Jean Morose VILIENA, ancien maire des Irois, pour Assassinat, Torture et Incendie Port-au-Prince, le 31 mars 2017 – Le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) regret d’annoncer que notre client Nissage MARTYR est décédé subitement dans la soirée du vendredi 24 mars 2017. Sa mort intervient un jour après que lui et deux autres clients ont annoncé le dépôt d’une plainte au tribunal fédéral à Boston contre Jean Morose VILIENA, l’ex maire des Irois en Grande-Anse, qui habite à présent aux […]

Will victims of former Haitian mayor find justice?

The former mayor of Les Irois in Haiti led murderous mobs against political dissidents.  Seven years after he fled to Malden to avoid charges against him there, three plaintiffs were able to sue the ex-mayor, Viliena, under the Torture Victim Protection Act. The day after the suit was made public, one of the plaintiffs died suddenly, so his death is now under investigation as well. IJDH’s Nicole Phillips and Center for Justice and Accountability’s Scott Gilmore comment on this case that they are leading against Viliena. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Accused in Haiti, Malden man is latest to face lawsuit here Nestor Ramos, The Boston Globe March 31, 2017 As the mayor of a remote Haitian coastal town, Jean-Morose Viliena was above the law, according to those who say they suffered his wrath. He incited mobs […]

Tell Congress that DR Intimidating Dominican-Americans Is Unacceptable

The action below was shared by a group called Rights 4 ALL in DR, which led an Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill to raise awareness of the situation in the Dominican Republic. When the Dominican government heard that Dominican author Junot Diaz participated in the Advocacy Day, it stripped Diaz of the Citizens of Merit award he was given in 2009. Let Congress know that DR intimidating Dominican-Americans is unacceptable Rights 4 ALL in DR October 26, 2015 As you may have heard by now, in response to Junot Diaz’s participation in Advocacy Day, the Dominican consulate came out with a strong statement calling “anti- Dominican” and stripping him of the Citizens of Merit award he’d been given in 2009. This is clearly an intimidation tactic to get the rest of you to “stay in your place”, but it is also an […]

DR Government Revokes Award in Retaliation for Human Rights Advocacy

Dominican author Junot Díaz has been an outspoken critic of the Dominican Republic’s stripping of citizenship from generations of Dominicans. Now, the DR government has revoked an award they gave to Díaz in 2009, and a Dominican consul has labelled him “anti-Dominican.” This is not the first incidence of harassment of Díaz, or other advocates for that matter, for standing up for Dominicans of Haitian descent. Read more about it below. Dominican Consulate Lashes Out At Junot Diaz Over Support For Haitian-Descended Dominicans The writer opposes the Dominican Republic’s efforts to revoke the citizenship of Haitian-descended Dominicans. Roque Planas, The Huffington Post October 23, 2015 Eduaro Selman, the Dominican consul of New York, revoked an award from Junot Diaz on Thursday because the writer publicly opposes the Dominican Republic’s efforts to strip citizenship from people of Haitian descent. The New York […]

200 personnes et organisations soutiennent Aristide dans une lettre ouverte

Récemment, plus de 200 personnes et organisations ont paraphé une lettre ouverte de soutien a l’ancien président Jean-Bertrand Aristide. L’acteur américain, Danny Glover, est l’un des signataires et il a écrit un autre article excellent sur ce sujet. Cet article décrit les autres signataires et les développements récents concernant Aristide. Haïti-Justice : Deux cents personnalités et institutions dans le monde apportent leur soutien à Aristide La plainte contre le juge Lamarre Bélizaire « n’est pas encore évacuée », selon le président du Cspj AlterPresse 22 septembre 2014 P-au-P, 22 sept. 2014 [AlterPresse] — Plus de 200 personnalités, associations et organisations dans le monde, ont paraphé une lettre ouverte de soutien à l’ancien président Jean-Bertrand Aristide, visé par la justice pour corruption et trafic de drogue, entre autres. « Arrêtez les attaques contre le président Aristide et le mouvement Lavalas », demandent ces personnalités […]

Danny Glover Says Stop Persecuting Aristide

Actor, Producer, and humanitarian Danny Glover has joined in the call to end the political harassment of former president Aristide. In this article, Glover describes US involvement in the 2004 coup against Aristide and in supporting the current president in the deeply-flawed 2011 elections. Finally, he calls for the US government to “stop standing in the way of the popular will of the Haitian people.” Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Stop the Political Persecution of Aristide and Fanmi Lavalas Once and for All Danny Glover, The World Post September 19, 2014 In March of 2011 I accompanied Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide on his trip home to Haiti following years of forced exile in South Africa. I did so in support of Haitian democracy and Aristide’s civil rights, and in protest against my country’s role in illegally removing […]

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