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Thu Aug 6, 2015, 05:35 PM

Jemera Rone, Investigator Who Bared Human Rights Abuses, Dies at 71

Source: New York Times

Jemera Rone, Investigator Who Bared Human Rights Abuses, Dies at 71
By SAM ROBERTS
AUG. 6, 2015



Jemera Rone, who abandoned a legal career on Wall Street in her 40s because she was bored with corporate takeovers and focused instead on exposing and redressing human rights violations in El Salvador and Sudan, died on July 29 in Washington. She was 71.

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As counsel for Human Rights Watch from 1985 to 2006, Ms. Rone opened the organization’s first foreign field office, in El Salvador, and was among the first investigators to document violations of international humanitarian law.

She lived in El Salvador full time during the country’s civil war, challenging Washington’s version of events in Latin America.

In 1985, reporting on the civil war in Nicaragua for Americas Watch, Ms. Rone said that while the Marxist Sandinistas were indeed guilty of human rights abuses and censorship, “around that core of fact, however, U.S. officials have built an edifice of innuendo and exaggeration” to justify Washington’s support for rebels fighting the Sandinistas’ revolutionary government.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/07/world/jemera-rone-investigator-who-uncovered-human-rights-abuses-dies-at-71.html?_r=0

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Fri Aug 7, 2015, 11:32 AM

1. In the Oliver Stone 1986 movie "Salvador" there's a U.S. aid worker. Wonder if she was the

model for the character.

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