Mexico: Journalist at Risk

Mexican journalist Alberto Amaro reported that officers of the investigative police of the Tlaxcala Attorney General’s Office threatened him with a firearm on 4 June. He has denounced several very serious attacks in the last five years due to his work. Despite this, officials from Mexico’s Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists have questioned his claims and even attempted to withdraw Amaro’s protective measures. We urge the Ministry of the Interior to grant protective measures to Alberto that adequately respond to the level of risk he is facing.

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