WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
10 Dec 2010 | | News

Indigenous human rights defenders in Mexico are threatened for working for justice


On November 28, Obtilia Eugenio Manuel and her husband Cuauhtémoc Ramírez Rodríguez received death threats. The Washington Office on Latin America, the Latin America Working Group Education Fund, the Due Process of Law Foundation, and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights wrote a letter today to José Francisco Blake Mora, Secretary of the Interior of Mexico, expressing our concern due to the recent threats against workers of the Me'phaa Indigenous Peoples Organization for their role in accompanying Inés Fernández Ortega and Valentina Rosendo Cantú in their fight for justice after they were raped my members of the Mexican military in 2002.  To read the letter, click here.