Mexico: Standing up for justice and dignity: Human rights defenders in Mexico

By AI International Secretariat, , Index number: AMR 41/032/2009

Mexico is a dangerous place for human rights defenders. They face threats, harassment and intimidation, spurious criminal charges and wrongful prosecution. Some activists have even been killed in relation to their human rights work. Threats, attacks and killings of human rights defenders are rarely investigated effectively by either federal or state authorities. Impunity in cases of abuses against human rights defenders fosters a climate of intimidation, fear and insecurity. This report documents cases of abuses against human rights defenders and ends with recommendations to the state and federal authorities.

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