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.”
Roxanna Altholz quoted in The Daily Californian, Nov. 15, 2015
“The goal of the report is trying to put together puzzle pieces,” said Roxanna Altholz.
Roxanna Altholz quoted in The National Law Journal, Oct. 30, 2015
“The defendant in this case is an extraordinarily unique individual. This is not a run-of-the-mill drug conspiracy case,” she said. Giraldo-Serna “committed the most atrocious crimes that you can imagine.”
Roxanna Altholz and Laurel E. Fletcher write for The New York Times, July 5, 2015
For decades, Haitians and their progeny have served as a scapegoat for Dominican politicians who blame them for poverty, disease and crime. The Dominican Republic should put a halt to the sporadic roundups and summary expulsions. If it doesn’t, the international community must step in.
Roxanna Altholz quoted in McClatchy DC, November 7, 2013
“There are, of course, concerns about unjustified delays,” said Roxanna Altholz…. “Rios Montt is an older man, and these crimes occurred over 30 years ago.”