EXTERNAL AI Index: AMR 41/27/95
28 September 1995
Further information (1) on UA 203/95 (AMR 41/19/95, 18 August 1995) - Death
Threats / Fear for Safety
MEXICOFather David FERNÁNDEZ, Jesuit priest, human rights activist
Amnesty International has received the following message of thanks from Father
Fernández, dated 25 September 1995:
Dear Amnesty Friends:
One of the deepest feelings of satisfaction in these times
of struggle and hope has been for me the solidarity and affection
shown to me by friends both in Mexico and throughout the world.
Since Friday 25 August of this year, the acts of intimidation
against the Miguel Agustín Pro-Juárez Centre and against myself
appear to have subsided. Up until then, we had been harrassed
by strange phone-calls at my home and by the presence of
intimidating individuals outside our offices. Everything seems
to indicate that all this has now stopped, even when other attacks
have begun to appear in the press.
Amnesty International's solidarity has protected us like
a safe, friendly home, and we are grateful for that.
I am writing this letter to express my personal gratitude
to all of you, as well as to reaffirm my own unfailing commitment
and that of the Centre to the struggle for human rights, freedom
We will keep you informed. Thank you again.
David Fernández, SJ.
No further action is requested from the network at present. Many thanks to
all those of you who sent appeals.