Haitian Man in Asylum Victory
June 23, 2005
Cleary Gottlieb won political asylum for pro bono client Mr. G, who fled Haiti in October 2004 after allegedly suffering persecution at the hands of Lavalas Chimeres, a group of violent gangs who supported then-president of Haiti Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Mr. G claimed he was a victim of this persecution on account of his membership in the anti-Aristide student group, GNB, and his political activities against Aristide.
Cleary Gottlieb was referred Mr. G’s case by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.