International Human Rights Case

The U.S. Government missed a filing deadline in an international human rights case over killing at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Ysidro, California.

Anastacio Hernandez Rojas suffered multiple injuries such as broken ribs, heart attack, and loose teeth on May 28, 2010. He was resurrected and remained in ICU until his passing on May 31, 2021. Autopsy reports ruled his death as a homicide.

CBP agents used excessive force such as torture and suffocation until he stopped breathing, according to court documents. In addition, eyewitness evidence and video footage of the accident were attempted to be terminated as CBP officials immediately tried to cover up Hernandez’s death.

No CPB officials have been held accountable since the accident due to a system of impunity that protects those involved.

Maria Puga, widow of Hernandez Rojas, and their five children are represented in court by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington D.C.

According to the IACHR, this is one of the worst violations they have seen.

In the article down below, published by The San Diego Union-Tribune, you can find more information on the case.