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Former Bar Association president Román Espada dies


Edgardo Román Espada

By The Star Staff


Edgardo Román Espada, an attorney and former president of the Puerto Rico Bar Association, died on Tuesday.


No cause of death was reported.


Puerto Rico Supreme Court Chief Justice Maite Oronoz Rodríguez expressed sorrow over the death of the 61-year-old attorney known for his work in defense of human rights.


“It is with sadness that we receive the news of the death of Mr. Edgardo Román Espada. The legal community, which benefited from his service as president of the Bar Association, today regrets his departure,” Oronoz Rodríguez said in a written statement. “On behalf of the Associate Justices, the civil service of the Judicial Branch, and myself, I extend a hug in solidarity and condolences to his family and friends.”


Román Espada served as Bar Association president from 2018 to 2020.

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