- Two women activists, both members of a human rights organization in Oaxaca State, southern Mexico, are being threatened and harassed.
Human rights defender Alba Cruz Ramos received a threatening text message on 30 April. It was similar to threats she had received before: it called her “mum” (mami) and it said that there was still unfinished business, the senders intended not to repeat the threat but to act on it. Alba Cruz Ramos, a lawyer coordinator at human rights organization Human Rights Integral Defense Committee (Comité de Defensa Integral de Derechos Humanos Gobixha AC, CODIGO-DH), has been receiving protection measures since 2007 from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos) to provide protection against threats for her human rights work.
Another human rights defender working with CODIGO-DH, Susana Ramírez, was arrested and released after 34 hours in custody. She was not ill-treated, but CODIGO-DH believe her arrest was in reprisal for her Sigue leyendo