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Mexico: UN experts call for an independent and impartial investigation into use of spyware against rights defenders and journalists

  Below we reproduce a statement by various Special Procedures of the UN, published here on July 19, 2017   GENEVA (19 July 2017) – A group of United Nations experts* today called on the Government of Mexico to carry out a transparent, independent and impartial investigation into allegations of monitoring and illegal surveillance against […]

Office of the Special Rapporteur expresses concern over alleged spying targeting journalists and human rights defenders in Mexico and urges the State to conduct a thorough and independent investigation

  Below we reproduce press release R96/17 of the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of July 12, 2017, available here    July 12, 2017   Washington, D.C. – The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human […]

The possible espionage of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts confirms the need for an Independent Panel in the investigation

Espionage against the GIEI is especially grave as Mexico promised to grant them diplomatic immunity.   Mexico City, July 10, 2017. Today a report by Citizen Lab was made public through The New York Times, which confirmed that the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) named by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to provide […]

Tlatlaya: three years of impunity

The lack of justice has facilitated the repetition of arbitrary executions by the Armed Forces. The Attorney General has not done what is necessary to clarify the real number of victims in Tlatlaya, the alteration of the crime scene, or the covering up of the crime. Those responsible for giving the order to kill criminals […]

With his statements, Enrique Peña Nieto condemns the #GobiernoEspía investigation to failure and threatens those who denounced being spied on

  Mexico City, June 22 2017. Today for the first time, President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke publicly about the reports on the illegal use of technology to spy on the communications of journalists, anticorruption activists, and human rights defenders. The leader’s comments occurred in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, during the inauguration of an industrial park. […]

RESPONSE TO THE ILLEGAL ESPIONAGE AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS, JOURNALISTS, AND ANTICORRUPTION ACTIVISTS IN MEXICO

  Mexico City, June 19, 2017. Today, Citizen Lab[1], along with ARTICLE 19’s Office for Mexico and Central America, R3D: Network for the Defense of Digital Rights, and SocialTIC[2], published a new investigation, picked up by the New York Times[3], that exposes the use of sophisticated malware,[4] sold exclusively to governments,[5] to spy on the […]

State Human Rights Commission of Veracruz (CEDH) issues recommendation for torture, sexual violence and unjustified detention of María del Sol Vázquez

María del Sol, tortured by the Veracruz Investigation Agency, remains unjustly in prison five years later. Confirmation that the state government refused to investigate the crimes committed against her. The campaign “Breaking the silence: All together against sexual torture” considers that the recommendation is a step towards achieving justice. Mexico City, May 25, 2017. The […]

The events of Palmarito Tochapan, Puebla, show the need to abandon the proposal of an Internal Security Law that permits the armed forces to carry out public security tasks

    Mexico City, May 12, 2017. The unfortunate events that took place on May 3rd in the state of Puebla, where four soldiers and six civilians died, confirm once more that the militarization of public security tasks leads to the excessive use of lethal force and other serious human rights violations. Foreseeably, this type […]

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