[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Journalist María del Refugio Martínez Guardado stigmatized and criminalized in Aguascalientes

The journalist María del Refugio Martínez Guardado, Director of the digital media, Péndulo Informativo, is facing criminal charges, harassment and attacks by  Rodolfo “N”, who presumably acts with the support of the Attorney General of the state of Aguascalientes. In 2021, María Martínez presented four complaints against Rodolfo “N” for the crimes of sexual and […]

30 November 2022

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Defender Maricela Sánchez Muñoz stigmatized and revictimized in Aguascalientes

Maricela Sánchez Muñoz, who defends the rights of women prisoners and torture survivors, faces a criminalization campaign promoted by Rodolfo ”N”, who has publicly accused her of being part of The Office crime cell in Aguascalientes. Rodolfo “N” is owner of the business, Center News Agency, and Director of the site, The Truth of the […]

29 November 2022

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Assailants in Guanajuato shoot and kill defender and searching mother Carmela Vázquez, of the Disappeared Persons in Pénjamo Collective

On Sunday, November 6, the searching defender María Carmela Vázquez Ramírez was assassinated in Abasolo, Guanajuato. Carmela Vázquez belonged to the Disappeared Persons in Pénjamo Collective and was searching for her 21-year-old son Óscar Zuñiga Vázquez, who was forcibly disappeared on June 14 of this year. According to information published in local media, the defender […]

15 November 2022

[Urgent Alert] MEXICO / Life and health at risk of defender Kenia Hernández and at least 700 women in a medical emergency in CEFERESO 16, state of Morelos

The Amuzga human rights defender Kenia Hernández, unjustly imprisoned in the  Federal Social Rehabilitation Center (CEFERESO ) #16, is seriously ill. As the result of a medical emergency in the maximum security prison in Coatlán, Morelos, approximately 700 imprisoned women including the defender have suffered a number of different symptoms that place their health and […]

26 October 2022

[WHRDAlert] MEXICO / Assailants in Puebla murder Esmeralda Gallardo, a searching defender of the Voice of the Disappeared Collective

Last October 4th, Esmeralda Gallardo, a searching defender and member of the Voice of the Disappeared Collective, was shot and killed in Villa Frontera, a neighborhood in the north of the city of Puebla near the area where her daughter was disappeared. Esmeralda was waiting for the Attorney General’s Office of the state of Puebla […]