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By Matthew Clark1325282099000

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at a few of the hundreds of victories by the ACLJ in 2011.

After working with orphans in the ravaged nation of Haiti for eight years, American Christian missionary Danny Pye was detained and falsely imprisoned without explanation or any formal charge against him. For over five months, Danny sat in the inhumane conditions of prison in a third world country – apart from his pregnant wife and young child.

Danny’s wife and attorney in Haiti spent months working to free him or even learn the nature the charges against him. At one point another judge agreed to release Danny just in time for Christmas 2010, but at the last minute the judge who had originally imprisoned him overruled the release and ordered that he remain in jail.

In early March this year, Danny’s wife contacted the ACLJ. Our attorney’s immediately went to work to secure his release. We worked around the clock to free this wrongly imprisoned missionary, meeting with Haiti’s Ambassador to the U.S. in Washington, DC and the U.S. State Department. Less than a week later, Danny was not only free from prison but back at home in the U.S. just in time for the birth of his second child.

This was an extraordinary victory. Not every client is a wrongly imprisoned Christian missionary; not every case is resolved this quickly; but this is the work that we are actively engaged in each day at the ACLJ in our truly global effort in defense of life and liberty.

To help the ACLJ continue to have the resources we need to produce and distribute these critical resources, please consider making a donation to the ACLJ through our year-end Matching Challenge. Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar though the end of the year.

You can read more about Danny Pye’s situation here and more in the ACLJ’s 2011 Victories series here.

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