Urgent Appeal for the Protection of Haitian Human Rights Lawyer Evel Fanfan

Atty. Evel Fanfan, Activist
Lawyer, Defender of Human Rights, Director of the Executive Council of  AUMOHD (Action Units Motivated for a Haiti
With Rights)
Haiti, June 12, 2014
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Atty. Evel Fanfan is an
Activist,Lawyer, Defender of Human Rights, Executive Director of the Executive
Council of AUMOHD (Action Units Motivated for a Haiti With Rights), an
Organization for Human Rights which has as its main mission to promote the
personal rights and dignity of Haitians.
Since 2005 because of his
involvement in the battle for the establishment of a rule of law in Haiti, his
family and his office staff continue to be the constant target of threats and
intimidation to the point where in July 2006, following requests for protection
by Amnesty International, OAS and Front Line, International the Director
General of the National Police of Haiti then saw it was obliged to detach a
policeman to his office for protection.
Despite this decision, his
life, his family and the staff of his office have become increasingly prey to
death threats, intimidation by anonymous phone calls, texts and voice messages
from unknown individuals.

Worse, on the night of
Sunday, June 1, 2014, unknown individuals climbed onto the building housing the
Central Headquarters of the organization, to set fire in the rear of the
building burning all materials and objects that were there as they tried in
vain to get into the main office.
That same day they took all
the materials, the power supply (solar energy); 
two mixers; two microphones; one equalizer; four speakers; two CD decks;
two CDs with recording spots for awareness and civic education; all making up
the Mobile Civic Education unit for worker mobilization and the struggle for
social justice.
Worse, Sunday, June 8, 2014,
eight (8) days after the sabotage of the Central Headquarters of the Organization
AUMOHD, three (3) armed individuals on motorcycle came to ambush and murder
Atty. Fanfan in front of his residence.
When Atty FANFAN headed for
his car, one of the three men told the two others, “look, Atty. FANFAN is
coming out”, and then the other two came up to put their plan into action.
Thanks to the solidarity and
sudden intervention by residents and neighborhood friends, Atty.FANFAN was
spared, but the offenders were lucky to get away.  However they left their motorcycle registration
plate: MTTB. 4544, gray.
 It is important to note
that these threats are increasing at a time when Atty. Evel FANFAN and his team
are involved in key issues such as the case of the workers of Haitel SA, the
reparation to victims of the government involved Grand Ravine massacres, and
the defense of poor citizens arrested and kept in prison for having
participated in protest movements against the current Haitian government in
defense of media persecuted by the government.
Faced with these repeated and
blatant attacks, it is urgent and imperative to appeal to the Haitian authorities
to take adequate measures for the protection of Atty Evel FANFAN, his family
and the staff of his office.
In order to help a variety of
needs are now urgent.  At the moment we
have no place to send money or addresses of government officials to lobby.  That will be forthcoming on my old website:
<hurrah.org>.  Please check there.
1.) Replacement of mobile
public education materials; 2) travel money for the 3 children of Atty. Fanfan.