Urgent Action: Human Rights Defender in Danger (Haiti: UA 56.21)June 7, 2021
Milostène Castin is a defender of the rights of subsistence farmers who have suffered land seizures, displacement, corruption and violent attacks in north-eastern Haiti. Due to his activism, Mr. Castin has been attacked and intimidated numerous times. In late 2020, armed men repeatedly fired gunshots and smashed the windows of his home. An unidentified man also attempted to repeatedly pick up one of his children from school in what Mr. Castin believes was a kidnapping attempt. On May 12, 2021 Mr. Castin received a death threat. We demand the authorities protect him, according to his wishes.