With great sadness, we announce that Dr. Cristián Orrego Benavente, the founding director of the Human Rights Center’s Forensic Project, died on December 12 at his home in San Salvador. We celebrate Cristián’s life and his many contributions to the Human Rights Center and to the Asociación ProBúsqueda de las Niñas y Niños Desaparecidos. Cristián was a tireless leader in the search for children taken during the war in El Salvador and in the use of DNA to reunite families. He was a true colleague and friend, and we will never forget him or his important work.
December 12, 2018