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Sunday, April 08, 2007
María Julia Hernández, Human Rights Leader Dies
María Julia Hernández, often called the mother of El Salvador's human rights movement died on on Friday from a heart attack at the age of 68. For about thirty years Hernandez worked to bring forward the truth of the Salvadoran Government's complicity in the deaths of tens of thousands killed by way of roving death squads during the country's civil war. May she rest in peace and may her work live on.