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Mexico: Fear for safety: Mariclaire Acosta Urquidi, human rights defender

, Index number: AMR 41/059/1997

Mariclaire Acosta Urquidi, who is the president of the Mexican Commission for the Defence and Promotion of Human Rights, has been the target of death threats and intimidation. On 9 July 1997 two men claiming to be judicial police unlawfully entered her home. There is grave concern for her safety.

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