El Salvador: Human Rights Denied

Alejandro Díaz

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Monday, December 9, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm | 102 Moffitt Library

Over four days in 1981, members of the Salvadorian army killed almost 1000 people, including 558 children, in the town of El Mozote, El Salvador. Now the trial has been reopened. Alejandro Díaz will discuss the El Mozote massacre and the legal case against its perpetrators.

Alejandro Gómez is a human rights lawyer from El Salvador. He is president of the Asociación de Derechos Humanos Tutela Legal “Dra. María Julia Hernández” and has served as a consultant for numerous human rights organizations.

Co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies, the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and SHARE El Salvador.

Diaz goes over a video that explains the basic details of the massacre. (Photo by Julia Byrd.)
Diaz goes over a video that explains the basic details of the massacre. (Photo by Julia Byrd.)

Díaz explains the amnesty law that has prevented those responsible from the massacre for from being tried. (Photo by Julia Byrd.)
Díaz explains the amnesty law that has prevented those responsible from the massacre for from being tried. (Photo by Julia Byrd.)

Ana De Carolis, CLAS's Special Projects Coordinator, served as a sequential translator during the event. (Photo by Julia Byrd.)
Ana De Carolis, CLAS's Special Projects Coordinator, serves as a sequential translator during the event. (Photo by Julia Byrd.)

A student approaches Díaz after the event to ask about the current status of the trials. (Photo by Lili Siri Spira.)
A student approaches after the event to ask about the current status of the trials. (Photo by Lili Siri Spira.)

A group of students go up to talk to Díaz. (Photo by Lili Siri Spira.)
A group of students go up to talk to Díaz. (Photo by Lili Siri Spira.)

Memorial at the site of the El Mozote massacre, Morazan, El Salvador. (Photo by Efrojas.)
Memorial at the site of the El Mozote massacre, Morazan, El Salvador. (Photo by Efrojas.)