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U.S. Grants Asylum To Slain Mexican Activist's Daughter-In-Law

09/14/2011 02:27 pm ET | Updated Nov 14, 2011

El Paso - Monica Arias Hernandez, daughter-in-law of slain Mexican activist Marisela Escobedo, has been granted political asylum by the United States, her family said in this Texas border city.

The 34-year-old Arias was a witness at the trial of the suspected killer of her sister-in-law, Rubi Marisol Freyre, and has become the third Mexican national granted asylum in El Paso, attorney Carlos Spector said.

An Internet campaign (www.mariselaescobedo.com) was launched on Tuesday to pressure the Mexican government into bringing those behind the killings of Escobedo and her daughter to justice.

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