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Mexico: Environmental Rights Defender Killed: Samir Flores Soberanes

, Index number: AMR 41/9893/2019

Samir Flores Soberanes, environmental, land and territory human rights defender, was shot death on 20 February, after receiving several death threats for his work defending the territory of his community. Samir was a member of a grassroots collective for environmental and the territorial protection called Front of Peoples in Defense of the Earth and Agua in the states of Morelos, Puebla and Tlaxcala (southeast Mexico). He was also vocal against the geothermic project called “Proyecto Integral Morelos” and had received written death threats and was beaten by an unknown group in October 2018.

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