Mexico: National Guard must refrain from intimidating those defending migrants’ rights

Amnesty International has received information about the events that took place on 23 June in the northern state of Sonora, where members of the National Guard attempted to raid, without a warrant or legal cause, the Centro de Atención al Migrante Exodus (CAME) shelter and harass the human rights defenders working there. In response, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:

“As we have so often repeated, the National Guard lacks the necessary training to guarantee the legal rights of migrants and people seeking asylum. Instead of treating these people as enemies, the Mexican authorities must recognize that many of them need and are entitled to international protection. We urge president López Obrador to order the National Guard to refrain from intimidating those who, for years, have provided security and protection to migrants in Mexico.”

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