One of the three Haitian citizens who filed a lawsuit against a Haitian man living in Malden -- accusing him of human rights abuses — has died suddenly.
On Friday, WBUR reported on the pending case against Jean Morose Viliena. The suit alleges the former mayor of a small town in Haiti led a paramilitary organization that engaged in murder, attempted murder and arson.
The plaintiffs say Viliena led violent, politically inspired attacks against them. They brought the suit in U.S. federal court after finding no legal avenue in Haiti.
On Friday night, in Haiti, plaintiff Nissage Martyr died unexpectedly. The circumstances of Martyr's death are unclear.
A lawyer for Martyr says his client showed no signs of illness before suddenly becoming violently sick at a soccer game Friday night.
Senior reporter David Boeri joined WBUR's Weekend Edition Sunday to discuss the latest developments in the story.