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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER PROTECTED!

Posted in: Good News, Mexico
    Friday, June 12, 2020 - 16:40
    Photo Credit: 
    Facebook of Adelaida Salas Salazar

    On 30 March, Public Security officials in Mexico replaced two police escorts protecting Clemencia Adelaida Salas Salazar with one officer who had limited functions. They cited pandemic restrictions as the reason but that made Adelaida considerably more vulnerable to further attacks for the work she was doing to defend women’s sexual and reproductive rights.

    Amnesty launched UA 58/20 on April 20. Urgent Action writers responded by sending messages to the Governor of Yucatán state and received replies from three different authorities. The threats and attacks stopped and in May, the Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders restored full safety measures for Adelaida. There’s power in those pens and keyboards! 

    To learn how you can join the Urgent Action Network, check out our website here

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