"Reasonable basis" calls to mind the defense counsel's classic quest to make the jury feel "reasonable doubt" since juries are instructed by the judge not to find defendants guilty unless guilt has been proved beyond a "reasonable doubt."
Defense counsels often feel, perhaps in Washington as in courtrooms, that "the creation of reasonable doubt begins with receipt of a reasonable fee."
Who is right and wrong in developing countries is often DEBATED with passion and debating points but DECIDED in line with the reality enunciated by a Greek general named Thucydides. He said "the strong do what they will and the weak suffer what they must."
A beauty of living in America is that the strong can't always do what they will and can sometimes be unhorsed by the weak if they have a persuasive spokesperson and a savvy PR team.