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Source: Amnesty International –

Amnesty International sent an open letter to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador today requesting a meeting and expressing its concern over the government’s response to the grave human rights crisis that Mexico is facing.

“Although the government has taken some action on human rights issues, this action is still not enough to seriously address the crisis that the country has been facing for many years now. It is worrying to hear disparaging speeches from President López Obrador about the role of human rights defenders, or to see how the National Guard is used to thwart the passage of migrants and refugees, or that, faced with a wave of homicides and femicides, the government would maintain failed strategies of militarization of public security tasks of previous administrations,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International.

“Rather than evading responsibility and attacking the individuals and organizations working to highlight the crisis that Mexico is facing, we urge the President to approach civil society to find solutions to this grave situation and to position human rights as a central focus for the remainder of his presidential term.”

Rather than evading responsibility and attacking the individuals and organizations working to highlight the crisis that Mexico is facing, we urge the President to approach civil society to find solutions to this grave situation and to position human rights as a central focus for the remainder of his presidential term

MIL OSI NGO