All News items from Mexico

Mexico: Worrying developments for the Protection Mechanism for HRDs and Journalistsposted on: 2014/04/04

The undersigned organisations are deeply concerned by recent developments that have taken place regarding the Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and Journalists in Mexico.

Mexico: joint briefing note on the situation of human rights defendersposted on: 2014/03/26

Front Line Defenders, Protection International, PBI, and CIFCA have issued a joint briefing paper on the situation of human rights defenders in Mexico, in view of the EU-Mexico Human Rights Dialogue, which took place in Brussels on the 18th March 2014.

Mexico: Update - Ongoing harassment of the Asamblea Popular del Pueblo de Juchitánposted on: 2014/02/12

On 10 February 2014, human rights defenders Mr Mariano López Gómez and Ms María Isabel Jiménez Salinas received phone calls in which they were harassed for their resistance to the Bíi Hioxo wind farm.

Mexico: Defamation campaign against human rights organisation ProDESCposted on: 2013/08/16

In recent weeks, a number of articles have been published in various Mexican media outlets aiming to misrepresent the work of human rights organisation Proyecto de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales – ProDESC (Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Project).

Mexico: Update – Ongoing threats against human rights defender Mr Rubén Figueroa and non-implementation of security measuresposted on: 2013/06/13

Human rights defender Mr Rubén Figueroa, together with other staff members of the human rights organisation El Refugio para Personas Migrantes “La 72” (The “72” Refuge for Migrant Persons) has been forced to cease his activities with the centre indefinitely as a result of ongoing threats and the Government's inaction in terms of providing security measures.

Mexico: Update – Continued campaign of intimidation against Codigo DHposted on: 2013/05/10

On 30 April 2013, human rights defender Ms Alba Cruz received a threatening message to her mobile phone. The tone of the message was similar to threats she had received before, in which she was told there was still unfinished business which needed to be acted on.

Mexico: 3rd Anniversary of the of the Assassination of HRD Bety Cariñoposted on: 2013/04/25

On the 3rd anniversary of the murder of Mexican human rights defender Bety Cariño, Mexican authorities still have not initiated a process to hold anyone accountable.

Mexico: Man sentenced to 38 years in prison for the killing of human rights defender and journalist Regina Martinezposted on: 2013/04/11

On 10 April 2013 the Third Court of First Instance of the Judicial District of Xalapa sentenced Jorge Antonio Hernandez Silva, “El Silva”, to 38 years and two months in prison, for the homicide and robbery of human rights defender and journalist Regina Martínez Pérez in April 2012.

Mexico: Front Line Defenders welcomes the approval by the Mexican Congress of a bill establishing a national mechanism for the protection of HRDs and journalists.posted on: 2012/05/03

On 30 April 2012 the last ordinary session of the Sixteenth Legislature of the Congress saw the unanimous passing of the draft law establishing a national mechanism for the protection of human rights defenders and journalists.

2nd Anniversary of Assassination of Mexican HRD Bety Cariñoposted on: 2012/04/26

On the 2nd anniversary of the murder of Mexican human rights defender Bety Cariño, Mexican authorities still have not initiated a process to hold anyone accountable.

Mexico: Human rights organisations urge support for National Mechanism for Protection of Human Rights Defendersposted on: 2012/04/20

Front Line Defenders and a coalition of international human rights organisations urge support for proposed National Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists.

Mexico-UPDATE: Human rights defender to appear in court on 15 March to appeal against his imprisonment on fabricated murder chargesposted on: 2012/03/13

By 15 March 2012, the First Criminal Chamber of the Superior Tribunal of Justice in Guerrero is to decide on the appeal filed by human rights defender Maximino García Catarino against the imprisonment order made against him.

Mexico:Statement by coalition of Mexican and international NGOs to mark anniversary of killing of of “Bety” Cariño Trujillo and Jyri Antero Jaakkolaposted on: 2011/04/27

Wednesday 27 April 2011 was the first anniversary of the killing of human rights defenders “Bety” Cariño Trujillo and Jyri Antero Jaakkolain in Oaxaca Mexico. In a joint statement issued today (Wednesday) a coalition of Mexican and international human rights NGOs have reiterated their demands for action on this case.

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The joint statement included demands for : a full and independent investigation into the killings, for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and for the Government of Mexico to take action to ensure that human rights defenders are able to go about their work freely and without the risk of attack.

“Bety” Cariño Trujillo and Jyri Antero Jaakkolain were shot dead in a violent attack on a peaceful solidarity caravan of human rights defenders on 27 April 2010, as it tried to enter the autonomous indigenous municipality of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca. To date the Mexican authorities have failed to identify either the intellectual authors or the actual perpetrators of the crime.

Mexico: Update - Human rights defender Mr Raúl Hernández Abundió freed after full exoneration by courtposted on: 2010/08/31

Human rights defender Mr Raúl Hernández Abundió has been released after spending over two years in prison in connection to a crime he did not commit.