Criminalization of HR Defenders Continues

Despite election promises to the contrary, militarization under Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s 4T government continues. The most recent example of this was the handover of control of the National Guard to SEDENA. This process of militarization assumes more sinister tones with recent revelations from the “Guacamaya Leaks” that the military continue to monitor defenders and journalists, and in the state of Guerrero, social defenders, including the attorney for the relatives of the 43 disappeared student teachers in the Ayotzinapa case, are being targeted for criminalization. We share the statement of collectives and individuals in response to this latest attack.