Alvaro Luna Hernandez’s Birthday

It is Alvaro Hernadez’s birthday on the 12th of May.

This year, for Alvaro Hernandez’s birthday, he is requesting that people write letters to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and urge them to look into his case. You can find the information on how to do that here.

You can also let him know that he isn’t forgotten by sending him a card. It costs £1.28 to send a card to the USA. It would take about five days but remember to leave time for it to get through the prison system as well (we can forward it if you can’t afford the postage).

Hughes Unit Rt. 2,
Box 4400
Gatesville, TX
76597, USA

In the 1990s, Alvaro was recognized as the national coordinator of the Ricardo Aldape Guerra Defense Committee, which led the struggle to free Mexican national Aldape Guerra from Texas’ death row after being framed by Houston police. Alvaro did local Houston and national organizing around the case, and was instrumental in winning Adalpe Guerra’s freedom from prison. In March 1993, Alvaro was a non-governmental organization (NGO) delegate before the 49th session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in
Geneva, Switzerland. Before the U.N. General Assembly, he exposed the U.S. government’s dismal human rights record and its human rights violations of U.S. political prisoners.
Alvaro also spearheaded the National Movement of LaRaza, Stop the Violence Youth Committee and the Prisoners Solidarity Committee in Houston.
On July 18, 1996, Sheriff Jack McDaniel of Alpine, Texas, attempted to assassinate Alvaro but was thwarted when Alvaro disarmed him. For this he was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

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