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On 29 August, the Cerezo Committee Mexico, Urgent Action for the Defense of Human Rights, (ACUDDEH, AC), and the National Campaign against Forced Disappearance presented their 6th Report. The report documents 1442 violations committed against human rights defenders between June 2016 and May 2017, which means that according to these organizations, there were 50% more aggressions in this period than in the previous period (2015-2016 Report ).

The report launch was attended by civil society and international organizations, including Chasel Colorado from Amnesty International, Jesus Pena, representative in Mexico of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Fernando Ríos from the “All Rights for All” National Network. Tannia Falconer, Dagmar Enkelmann and director Sandy El Berr of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation also attended.

The report collects data about aggressions, arbitrary detentions, extrajudicial executions and forced disappearances against human rights defenders who work in Mexico, and makes a special note about extrajudicial execution, which the report classified as a repressive tactic used by the State which has increased over the previous period. The document highlights Oaxaca and Chiapas as the states with the greatest number of violations against human rights defenders.