Mexico: Human rights lawyer threatened: Gustavo de la Rosa Hickerson

Index Number: AMR 41/052/2009

Human rights lawyer Gustavo de la Rosa Hickerson has been threatened with death because of his work in charge of the Ciudad Juárez office of the Chihuahua State Human Rights Commission (CEDH), in northern Mexico. The president of the CEDH has ordered Gustavo de la Rosa to stop receiving complaints from victims of alleged abuses by the military and refused to support his request for protection. The CEDH has apparently also told him that he will lose his job if he does not return to work by 6 October 2009.

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