[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Assailants Kill Defender Brenda Jazmín Beltrán of Women Warrior Searchers in Cajeme, Sonora.

According to information from the Attorney General’s Office in the state of Sonora, the body of defender Brenda Jazmín Beltrán Jaime was found on Sunday, July 17, with clear indications that she had been murdered.  Brenda Jazmín Beltrán Jaime, had been searching for her brother Luis Heraldo Beltrán Jaime, disappeared since November 1, 2018. She […]

25 July 2022

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Activist Luz Raquel Padilla Gutiérrez dies after being attacked and burned in Zapopan, Jalisco.

Luz Raquel Padilla Gutiérrez, a member of the Yo Cuido México (I Take Care of Mexico) Collective, was attacked in a public park on Sunday, June 17th, in Arcos de Zapopan, Jalisco, where assailants sprayed her with alcohol and set her on fire.  After two days in the hospital, the human rights defender died on […]

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Defender attorney Cecilia Monzón López assassinated in  San Pedro Cholula, Puebla.

On Saturday morning, May 21, 2022, the rights defender and lawyer Cecilia Monzón López was murdered in San Pedro Cholula, Puebla.  According to information provided by local media, the defender was riding in her car when two assassins on a motorcycle began to pursue her before shooting and killing her.   The Secretariat of Citizen Security […]

31 May 2022

[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