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Chiapas: Fray Bartolome de Las Casas Human Rights Center Asks for Precautionary Measures for Woman Prisoner Who Was Tortured

Patricia del Carmen Paniagua Gomez (@PGJE)

In a bulletin on August 16, 2016, the Fray Bartolome de las Casas Human Rights Center (CDHFBC) reported that it had requested precautionary measures from the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (CIDH) for Patricia del Carmen Paniagua Gomez, a woman prisoner since April 2014, whose life is in danger after the torture she was subjected to when arrested. 509 more words

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Modern-day slavery in the Persian Gulf

The Advocates for Human Rights receives a barrage of emails from across the globe, people who are looking for information and assistance in a wide variety of human rights issues. 715 more words

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Chiapas: Roberto Paciencia Cruz - three years in prison in State Center for Social Reinsertion (CERSS) Number 5

Photo: @noestamostodxs

Three years after his arbitrary arrest, Roberto Paciencia Cruz, Tzotzil indigenous, “unjustly imprisoned” in the CERSS Number 5 of San Cristobal de Las Casas and adherent to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, is still awaiting sentencing. 434 more words

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[Press Release] Civil society launches #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the imprisoned ADHOC staff and NEC official

Civil society launches #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the imprisoned ADHOC staff and NEC official

We, the undersigned civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations, launch today – 8 August 2016 – the #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the five human rights defenders, who are currently in pre-trial detention and under judicial investigation for allegations of bribery.  709 more words

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Fighting Torture: Q&A with Alba Mejia

In our Fighting Torture series, we speak with people from around the world and from a number of professions who work with and support survivors of torture. 846 more words

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National: "Narco Violence" Has Displaced 281,000 People

Violence in the country has increased due to the presence of “narcos” (Photo:@Economia hoy)

According to research from the Center of Social Studies and Public Opinion (CESOP) of the Chamber of Deputies, the situation of generalized violence in which various zones of the country find themselves, has led to an increased number of people who have been forced to displace in the country. 453 more words

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