Justice for Man Who Died at the Hands of Border Patrol Agents

Target: Emilio Álvarez Icaza, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Goal: Demand proper investigation into the death of man allegedly tased and beaten to death by border patrol agents.

The family of a man who died at the hands of U.S. border patrol agents is attempting to seek justice for his tragic death. Anastasio Hernández Rojas died after allegedly being tased and struck repeatedly with a baton by U.S. border patrol agents. Rojas’ family has tried for years to achieve justice, but after years of a pending civil suit, the U.S. Department of Justice closed its investigation without charging any of the border patrol agents involved.

With the hope of getting some justice for this tragedy, Rojas’ family has filed a complaint against the United States with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which investigates violations of human rights in the Western Hemisphere. His family argues that Rojas’ human rights were violated and charges that the U.S. Department of Justice failed to adequately investigate his death.

This family has lived years with this sadness, years without their loved one, and years without justice. Urge the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to take on this case and achieve justice for Rojas.


Dear Mr. Icaza,

Anastasio Hernández Rojas died after an altercation with U.S. border patrol, and his family has seen no justice for the tragedy since. They have now filed a complaint with your organization in hopes that the U.S. will be held accountable for violating Rojas’ human rights and that the U.S. Department of Justice will be held accountable for failing to adequately investigate Rojas’ tragic death.

It’s wrong that this case has gone unsolved for so long and that this family has had to endure it all. I urge you to please take on this complaint and to bring justice to Anastasio Hernández Rojas.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Raymond Wambsgans

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