U.S. Has So Far Failed to Respond to International Tribunal in Killing by Border Agents

Family of Anastasio Hernández-Rojas has yet to be notified of a formal response by the Trump administration

San Diego -- In the first-ever case of an extrajudicial killing by law enforcement against the United States, the Trump administration has so far ignored one of the most respected international human rights organizations. 

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) opened the case against the United States in May, and gave the administration until Thursday, August 10 to respond. 
The case alleges that border agents engaged in the extrajudicial killing and torture of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas, a resident of San Diego who was beaten to death in San Diego in 2010. The case also alleges that the government also failed to thoroughly investigated and prosecute the agents responsible.

Join us for a telephonic press briefing on Monday, August 14 at 9 AM PST / Noon EST to discuss the implications of the case, including what it means for the United States to break a decades-long history of active and robust engagement with the IACHR.

What: Telephonic press briefing
When:  Monday, August 14 at 9 AM PST / Noon EST
Call in information: Conference Call Dial-in: 1-712-770-8064; Conference Code: 991843

Speakers will feature international human rights experts, immigrant advocates and family members of Anastasio Hernández-Rojas, including:

  • Roxanna Altholz, Associate Director at UC Berkeley Law School's International Human Rights Law Clinic and co-counsel in this suit
  • Christian Ramirez, Human Rights Director of Alliance San Diego and Director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition
  • Maria Puga, widow of Anastasio Hernández-Rojas 

About Alliance San Diego
Alliance San Diego is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) community empowerment organization working to ensure that all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice. Our mission is to to provide a means for diverse individuals and organizations to share information, collaborate on issues and mobilize for change in the pursuit of social justice, especially in low-income communities and communities of color. We pursue this mission through targeted civic engagement programs and strategic coalitions that focus on specific issues and policy reforms.