México

[OPEN LETTER] Mexico: Release human rights defender Kenia Hernández.

OPEN LETTER – THE OBSERVATORY / IM-DEFENSORAS / FRONT LINE DEFENDERS / CIVICUS / NATIONAL NETWORK OF WOMEN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN MEXICO. On this occasion, the Observatory, IM-Defensoras, FLD, CIVICUS, and the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico address you to express our deep concern about the continued criminalization and arbitrary detention […]

17 May 2022

[WHRDAlert] MEXICO / Defender Angélica Armentera Quintero disappeared since March 10th after searching for her son

Defender Angélica Janeth Armentera Quintero of the “Mothers Searching in Sonora” Collective, disappeared last March 10, 2022, in Cajeme, Sonora, after going on the search for her 19-year-old son Yahir Caro. Yahir is a victim of forced disappearance.  Her family members suppose that she received a telephone call concerning the whereabouts of her disappeared son […]

21 March 2022

[WHRD Alert] MÉXICO / Assailants kill human rights defender Patricia Susana Rivera Reyes in Tijuana, Baja California.

On Saturday, March 19, 2022, the activist attorney Patricia Susana Rivera Reyes was murdered in her home in the Terrazas de la Presa neighborhood in Tijuana. The alleged assailants entered her residence and attacked her as well as her husband, a professor at the Tijuana Technological Institute.  According to reports in the news media, police […]

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / ​​Local and state police forces repress women and girls during the 8M march in Morelia, Michoacán.

On March 8, 2022 at least 13 women, including 5 underage girls were arbitrarily arrested in Morelia, Michoacán. The aggression was reported by local news media,  journalists, and demonstrators and documented by the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico.   It is important to note that during the march, police forces used […]

11 March 2022

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Human rights defender Ana Luisa Garduño killed in Temixco, Morelos.

Ana Luisa Garduño Juárez Organization     ‘Ana Karen Lives’ Collective   Activity Right to truth, justice and reparations On Thursday night, January 27th, an unknown individual broke into the business run by Ana Luisa Garduño in the town of Temixco, Morelos. He approached her directly, and killed her with a firearm. According to police information, there were […]

1 February 2022