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Assam: Woman human rights defender Christina Pyrtuh and her family assaulted, molested and driven away for anti-corruption works

Mrs. Christina Pyrtuh and her family were assaulted, molested and driven out of her home and village for protesting against corruption in implementation of schemes under the local area development fund of the member of legislative assembly (MLA) of Assam representing their constituency Katigorah in the district of Cachar in Assam. 1,773 more words

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Guerrero: Conflict at Mine of Canadian Company Torex Gold Resources

Photo @ Proceso

Since November 3rd, 2017, according to information from Proceso, a group of workers of the Media Luna mining company, part of the Canadian company Torex Gold Resources, have been on strike to… 622 more words

Human Rights

Guerrero: Ayotzinapa Case: Meeting with Council of Federal Judiciary and 5th Official Visit of the Follow-up Mechanism of the IACHR

Photo: @ SIPAZ archive

On February 6th, a commission of mothers and fathers of the 43 students of student teachers from Ayotzinapa, disappeared in 2014, met with members of the Plenary Council of the Federal Judiciary (CJF in its Spanish acronym) to ask them to review the correct application of the law by judges of the Judicial power of the Federation. 335 more words

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Guerrero/National: Government "Sloth" Continues 40 Months after the Disappearance of the 43 from Ayotzinapa

Day of Struggle at the PGR, photo @: La Jornada, Cesar Arellano

On January 24th, as part of a day of struggle for the life of the student teachers from Ayotzinapa held in Mexico City, the fathers and mothers of the 43 had a scheduled appointment at the offices of the Secretariat of Governance. 299 more words

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Mexico – National/International: Latest Amnesty International Report on the Deadly Return of Central American Asylum Seekers from Mexico

Amnesty International (AI) denounced in its latest report “Ignored and Unprotected: The Deadly Return of Central American Asylum Seekers from Mexico” that the Mexican immigration authorities routinely force thousands of people from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to return to their countries without taking into account the risks to their lives and safety when they return. 210 more words

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Human Rights Defenders in York

Since 2008, the University of York’s Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) has welcomed 75 human rights defenders (HRDs) from across the world under its Protective Fellowship Scheme. 1,725 more words

World Affairs

Guerrero/National/International: MEPs Highlight the Grave Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Mexico

On January 9th, 35 European parliamentarians issued a letter to Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, Luis Videgaray Case, Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Hector Astudillo Flores, Constitutional Governor of the State of Guerrero, to express their deep concern over the situation of human rights defenders in Mexico. 282 more words

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