Micha Gaillard

 

 

Age: 53

 

Summary: Haitian opposition leader considered as one of Haiti's leading politicians and academics who played a prominent role in the nonviolent opposition to ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in the turbulent months leading to his exile during the 2004 rebellion, but who also helped to establish the Fusion of Haitian Social Democrats political party in 2005 and later became a resolute defender of democratic politics in the following years to overcome the country's shaky electoral and judicial institutions.

 

 

Cause of Death: Injuries suffered in an earthquake

 

Born: 1957

 

Died: January 14, 2010

 

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti