Dominican Freedom Fighter and Activist Hamlet Hermann Dies at 81

Read more

Dominican freedom fighter Hamlet Hermann died on January 19 of a heart attack, according to Diario Libre.

Hermann became known for his participation in the Guerra de Abril de 1965, Dominican Republic’s civil war that took place between April 24 and September 3.

He also founded the Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte (AMET), the Dominican Republic’s transit police, and even as recently as October, the 81-year-old wrote about the problems with the DR’s transportation system. Hermann was also a civil engineer and professor.

Acento reports that several public figures have shared their condolences. On Twitter, José Tomás Pérez, the Dominican ambassador to the United States, wrote “Mourning the death of Hamlet [Hermann], a tireless fighter for our nations. My condolences to his family.”

Legislator Guadalupe Valdez said that Hermann would “always be with us.”

On Twitter, many have issued tributes to his heroism.