Alvaro Hernandez Luna was sentenced in Odessa, TX on June 2-9, 1997 to 50 years in prison for defending himself by disarming a police officer drawing a weapon on him (unarmed). The trial evidence clearly showed Alvaro was the victim of “witchhunts” and a police-orchestrated conspiracy to frame or eliminate him.
History of A Longtime Freedom Fighter
Police informants were used to monitor Alvaro’s organizing activites in the barrio. They were told Alvaro was “typing legal papers,” “had many books” and was working on police brutality cases in Alpine.
The police knew of Alvaro’s history of community-based organizing and his legal skills. Alvaro was recognized nationally and internationally as the national coordiantor 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 for allegedly killing a cop. Alvaro’s human rights work was recognized in Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Mexico and other countries. Read more here… http://freealvaro.net/
Alvaro Luna Hernandez
James V Allred Unit
2101 FM 369 North
Iowa Park TX 76367