Tuesday, April 3, 2007

RIP: Maria Julia Hernandez

Salvadoran human rights activist Maria Julia Hernandez (image) passed away last Friday due to a heart attack. The 68-year-old Hernandez was director of Tutela Legal- a human rights group sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church- that worked to denounce abuses during El Salvador’s civil war between 1980 and 1992. Hernandez also worked closely with the late Archbishop Oscar Romero before his cold hearted assassination in 1980.

Links- Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, The Latin Americanist, Wikipedia

Image- University of California Berkeley

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