Hester Hyman was a citizen of Mega-City One, and a member of pro-democracy group the Democratic Tendency. She joined the group after doubts about the totalitarian system of rule in place in the Mega-City One, and agreed to undertake an attack on a live TV broadcast to publicly state their case. She and her three partners were killed by Judge Dredd and a squad of Judges (Judge Dredd: "Letter from a Democrat").
Hester was survived by her husband Gort Hyman, and her two children. She would later be seen as a martyr and symbol by the pro-democracy movement.