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Mexico: Further Information on Possible prisoner of conscience/ fear for safety: Martín Barrios Hernández

, Index number: AMR 41/003/2006

A judge has ruled that human rights defender Martín Barrios Hernández must face trial on charges of blackmail, after a 4 January hearing. He will remain in custody and will not be eligible for release on bail while he faces these charges. Amnesty International believes that his arest and prosecution may be an attempt to prevent him carrying out his legitimate human rights work.

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