Roxanna Altholz quoted by Courthouse News Service, May 18, 2017
Roxanna Altholz, the family’s attorney and associate director of the UC Berkeley Law School’s Human Rights Law Clinic, said the case will test if the U.S. government will cooperate and respond to the petition. She said the Obama administration “had a policy of robust and constructive engagement” in responding to other cases filed with the commission, but whether the Trump administration will take the same approach remains unclear.
Roxanna Altholz quoted by NPR, March 4, 2017
“By the time he was convicted and sentenced for the forced disappearance of Julio Henriquez, he had been extradited. He was ordered to be imprisoned for 37.5 years and to pay economic compensation to the family,” says Roxanna Altholz, the the Henriquezes’ lawyer.
Roxanna Altholz cited by Hispanic News Network U.S.A., March 3, 2017
In an interview with Democracy Now, Roxanna Altholz … said that since Hernández Rojas murder in 2010 by border patrol agents, at least 40 to 50 undocumented immigrants have been killed by agents, and none of the border patrol agents involved have been held accountable or brought to justice.
Roxanna Altholz quoted by The Guardian, March 2, 2017
“Victims of [the Mexican drug boss Joaquín] Chapo Guzmán or other leaders of cartels or members of security forces or politicians who face drug charges could also face their victims in US court,” said Altholz. “It’s a new way to look at drug conspiracies,” she said. “It says those tons of cocaine and ounces of heroin that reach the US are tainted with blood.”
Roxanna Altholz interviewed by The New York Times, Sept. 10, 2016
“It’s crazy,” said Roxanna Altholz, the associate director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, who represents the Henríquezes. “These individuals are the worst of the worst. They are drug lords and war criminals. Why should they be getting any benefits?”
Roxanna Altholz interviewed by USA Today, April 15, 2016
“We are alleging that the United States used excessive force against Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, that agents tortured Anastasio Rojas, and that the investigation was delayed and that it lacked impartiality and independence. That’s the core of our case against the United States.”
Roxanna Altholz quoted in Salon, April 8, 2016
“Unless the United States holds agents accountable for excessive use of force, they are allowing them to continue committing these crimes; they are signaling that violence against the most disenfranchised and vulnerable members of our community is permissible.”
Roxanna Altholz quoted in HuffPost Politics, March 31, 2016
“Part of this effort is to expose for the first time the very serious problems in the criminal investigation,” Roxanna Altholz of International Human Rights Law Clinic told reporters. “Not just the excessive use of force that ended Anastasio’s life, and not just the allegations of torture, but also the problems with the way these cases are investigated.”
Roxanna Altholz interviewed by Los Angeles Times, March 30, 2016
“This is also an opportunity for the U.S. to reform its criminal justice system and ensure these kinds of violations aren’t repeated,” Altholz said in a telephone interview.
Roxanna Altholz interviewed by Democracy Now!, March 30, 2016
“We are submitting this suit to prevent the U.S. government from sweeping this horrific crime under the rug, and to ensure that the United States is held accountable for violence and impunity at the border.”