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National: Relatives of the Disappeared Oppose Changes to General Law of Forced Disappearance

Members of the Movement for Our Disappeared in Mexico considered “unacceptable” and a “setback” that the National Search Commission (CNB in its Spanish acronym) is under the tutelage of the National Security Commission (CNS in its Spanish acronym), so they demanded that the operation of the body be in charge of the Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB in its Spanish acronym) as agreed with the groups of relatives of disappeared persons in the framework of the elaboration and approval of the General Law on Enforced Disappearance, Disappearance by Individuals and the National Search System. 347 more words

Human Rights

Eight Detained for Organizing Humanitarian Assistance for Political Prisoners and Their Families

China Change, April 15, 2018

A WeChat group dedicated to raising money for Chinese prisoners of conscience and their families has recently been shut down by Chinese police, and its administrators targeted. 816 more words

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Chiapas: Military Spying and Harassment of Indigenous Communities in Palenque, Ocosingo, Chilon and La Libertad Reported

Press conference (@Fray Bartolome de Las Casas)

At a press conference held at its offices on March 21st, the Fray Bartolome de Las Casas Center for Human Rights (Fryba) and indigenous representatives of 120 communities and Tseltal… 599 more words

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The Kelantan State Authorities has been approving logging activities, monoculture plantation projects, land-use conversion to agriculture and mining in the Permanent Reserved Forests (PRF) in the east coast state of Kelantan in Peninsular Malaysia without respecting the customary rights of indigenous peoples (Orang Asli). 756 more words

Human Rights Defenders

[Press Release] Iligal na pag-aresto kay Ruby Lacadman, kinundena ng CTUHR

Iligal na pag-aresto kay Ruby Lacadman, kinundena ng CTUHR

Kinukundena ng Center for Trade Union and Human Rights ang iligal na pag-aresto kay Ruby Lacadman, organisador at miyembro ng grupong Kadamay, noong Marso 29 sa kaniyang tahanan sa Barangay Cacutud, Mabalacat City, Pampanga. 439 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: Juan Jose Zepeda Bermudez Named as New President of State Human Commission Rights

Juan Jose Zepeda Bermudez (@Twitter CEDH)

On March 15th, the Chiapas Congress approved the appointment of Juan Jose Zepeda Bermudez as the new president of the State Human Rights Commission (CEDH in its Spanish acronym), replacing Juan Oscar Trinidad Palacios, who took office as head of the Supreme Court of Justice of the State last January. 320 more words

Human Rights

Guerrero/National/International: New Reports on Ayotzinapa Case


On March 15th, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights presented the report “Double Injustice”, which analyzes the human rights violations that were committed in the context of the Ayotzinapa investigations (forced disappearance of 43 students from the Normal Rural School of Ayotzinapa in Iguala, Guerrero, in 2014). 385 more words

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