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Oaxaca: 16 months after the imprisonment of Damián Gallardo, and following call from the UN, there is no response from the Mexican State

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The Committee of Relatives and Friends of Damián Gallardo, the Mexican League for the Defense of Human Rights (LIMEDDH-Oaxaca), Services for an Alternative Education (EDUCA), Consorcio for Parliamentary Dialogue and Equity Oaxaca, the New Woman Collective, and the Oaxaca Citizens’ Initiative denounced that 16 months after the incarceration of teacher Damián Gallardo Martínez, who has been accused of participating in the kidnapping of children, the Mexican State has provided no response to the calls from the international community and the UN regarding the human-rights violations experienced during his imprisonment.   185 more words

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Guerrero: Update in the "Iguala case" – 43 persons continue to be disappeared

Students from the normal rural school of Ayotzinapa at the eighteenth anniversary of Tlachinollan. Foto @SIPAZ

On 2 October, in the cities of Chilpancingo, Acapulco, Atoyac, Tecpan, Chilapa, Ometepec, and Iguala, parents of the disappeared normalist students, students themselves, in addition to social activists, trade unionists, and citizens in general marched to demand justice for the lamentable acts which took place on 26 and 27 September in Iguala, Guerrero. 381 more words

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Chiapas: Prisoner Alejandro Díaz Santis fasting to demand justice

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Starting on 1 October, Alejandro Díaz Santís, an indigenous man who has been unjustly imprisoned in CERESO 5 in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, began a daily 12-hour fast that will last an indeterminate amount of time.   195 more words

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[Video] "HRDs Protection" EU Project -MAG/TFDP

This video is about the situation of human rights defenders in the Philippines and to raise awareness of the public about the Action, “Use of Evidence Based Approach to Human Rights Documentation and Monitoring for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and their Families, and in the Fight Against Impunity” or “HRDs Protection” European Union (EU) project. 190 more words

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