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NYATN Steering Member and AALDEF Staff Attorney Ivy Suriyopas in the News

Boston.com’s piece, “RI worker wins lawsuit against UAE officer,” addresses the default victory in Ballesteros v. Al-Ali, the civil suit that followed the criminal action, U.S. v. Al-Ali, of a domestic worker over her former employer, an Emirati colonel and former student in Rhode Island’s U.S. Naval War College.  The article quotes NYATN Steering Member and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund staff attorney Suriyopas in part: “She is able to use the system to highlight egregious abuses and violations of her human rights in open court. That is an opportunity that is denied to many other workers who are similarly situated.”  Read more here.

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