[Joint Statement] Mexico: Harassment of journalists and migrant rights defenders in Chiapas

The signatory organisations express their deep concern over and the persistent climate of hostility and the recent increase in violence against migrants, journalists, and migrant rights defenders in the south east of Mexico. Human rights groups, journalists and organisations, particularly in the state of Chiapas and Tabasco, have faced a new wave of harassment by […]

20 September 2021

[WHRD Alert ] MEXICO / Co-Director of Oaxaca Consortium among 109 rights defenders spied on by Pegasus.

Yésica Sánchez Maya Organization Oaxaca Consortium Activity Defense of human rights The international journalistic investigation known as the Pegasus Project, coordinated by Forbidden Stories with the technical support of the Amnesty International Security Lab, has revealed that in 2016 and 2017 more than 50 thousand telephone numbers were potentially infected by malware used in espionage. […]

26 July 2021

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Assailants in Sonora murder Aranza Ramos, who searched for her disappeared husband.

Gladys Aranza Ramos Gurrola Organization The Guerreras Buscadoras Collective  Activity The right to truth, justice and reparations On the night of Thursday, July 15, unknown individuals broke into the home of rights defender Aranza Ramos in the port city of Guaymas, Sonora, held her captive, and executed her. At the time, 28-year-old Aranza, the mother […]

21 July 2021

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / 74 young women students, mainly indigenous, were attacked, detained for five days, and criminalized for defending the right to education in Chiapas.

Students of the Mactumactzá Teacher Training School Activity Defense of the right to education without discrimination On Tuesday, May 18th, the Chiapas state police violently repressed approximately 250 students at the Mactumactzá Rural Teacher Training School. They had been protesting in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, with demands of conditions of access to education with equality and […]

25 May 2021

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Veracruz government disseminates private information about activists obtained through police surveillance and infiltration of feminist movement.

Feminist activists in the state of Veracruz Activity Women’s rights Last April 12th,  the document entitled “Feminist Mobilization against Police Repression”, was leaked by government entities related to the Ministry of the Interior of the state of Veracruz, and the Under Secretariat of Government and Administration of Regional Policies,  based on actions of police surveillance […]

26 April 2021