Ricardo Urbina Died At 78, Who Once Helped Olympics Protests, Death Cause? 


Richardo Urbina was a pioneer Latino lawyer, who died on Monday 17 June 2024 at the age of 78. The cause of his death was complications of Parkinson’s disease told by his son Lan Urbina. He scored victories for civil liberties when he was an empathetic federal judge. In the 1968 Olympics, he helped civil rights as a record-breaking track star.

He was the symbol of discrimination against Black athletes. Ricardo Urbina extended habeas corpus rights to Shawqi Ahmad Omar in 2007 for citizens of Jordan and the United States District Court in Washington and they were about to be transferred to Iraq as terrorists.

Judge Urbina ordered to release of the number of prisoners being held at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba in 2008. In which there were 17 from the Uyughur Muslim minority in western China. Judge said that they did not threaten the United State’s security, they were in jail since 2002. 

Judge Urbna dismissed all the charges of five Blackwater Worldwide security guards who were pleaded not guilty to the shooting deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square Baghdad and the guards were under U.S. government contract to escort an embassy convoy.

He helped black athletes with discrimination in the Olympics. People were not considering black people as athletes at that time because of their black colour. In back many years ago white people behaved with black people like they were nothing, they used them as objects or products.

Family Of Ricardo Urbina

Ricardo Urbina married Ricardo Urbina. Ricardo Urbina’s son Lan Urbina is a former reporter for the Times and the director of the Outlaw Ocean Project. His daughter’s name is Adrienne Jennifer Urbina. He has two brothers, Louie and Alberto Urbina, he also has a grandson. 

How did he become the Judge?

On 22 March 1994, Ricardo Urbina was nominated by President Bill Clinton. For the Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, before taken by Judge Aubrey E. Robinson Jr. On 15 June 1994, he was confirmed by the Senate and on 16 June 1994 he received the commission. He became the senior judge on 31 January 2011 and retired on 31 May 2012.

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