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Mexico: Human Rights Defender at Increased Risk: Clemencia Adelaida Salas Salazar

, Index number: AMR 41/2267/2020

On 30 March 2020, the Secretariat of Public Security of Yucatan State, Mexico withdrew the two police escorts protecting human rights defender Clemencia Adelaida Salas Salazar in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and replaced them with just one officer with limited protection functions. Adelaida is a beneficiary of protection measures granted by the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) in 2017 due to the level of risk she faces. We are calling upon the government of the State of Yucatan to restore her full protection scheme in order to protect her life and physical integrity.