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Mexico: Arbitrary arrest/ fear of ill treatment/legal concern

, Index number: AMR 41/062/2007

Manuel Olivares Hernández, director of Guerrero state's "José María Morelos y Pavón" Regional Human Rights Centre, is being detained by police in the municipality of Chilapa, Guerrero State. He was arbitrarily arrested by police officers while he was documenting human rights violations during a street protest on 8 November 2007. Manuel Olivares Hernández, and 15 protesters who were also detained, are at risk of torture or ill-treatment, and may face unfair judicial proceedings in reprisal for their protests.

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