Mexico: Prisoners of conscience - indigenous environmental activists, Isidro Baldenegro López and Hermenegildo Rivas Carrillo
This is a report on the arrest of Isidro Baldenegro López and Hermenegildo Rivas Carrillo, indigenous leaders from the Mexican community of Coloradas de la Virgen. On the basis of information received, Amnesty International believes that the men were arbitrarily detained and charged on the basis of fabricated evidence. According to the two men, members of their community and local human rights organizations, the motive for their detention is their role in the longstanding struggle by the Rarámuri indigenous community of Coloradas de la Virgen to protect their rights and stop the unregulated logging of forest lands.
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