On January 11 Alba Cruz, the human rights lawyer accompanied by PBI in Oaxaca, received an intimidatory text message to her mobile telephone. The message fits a pattern of threats and intimidation against Alba, who is well-respected for her work in seeking justice for high profile human rights abuses, particularly those which occurred during the social conflict of 2006.

Given the risks facing Alba, the Inter-American Human Rights Commission ordered that the Mexican State implement protection measures in order to increase her level of security. However the threats have continued.

Click here to read Amnesty International’s Urgent Action regarding the recent intimidation