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Aggravation of the situation of HRDs in Mexico and systematic harassment reported in Western Sahara and Belarus — Protect Defenders NOW

The monthly digest of alerts reports on the constant aggravation of the situation of human rights defenders in Mexico. A few months after warned about the pattern of assassinations of defenders, the country is this month, once again the main source of reports of violations and attacks against human rights defenders worldwide.

Moreover, partners are expressing serious concern at the ongoing harassment of the human rights defenders in Western Sahara, which is seen as a direct consequence of their peaceful and legitimate work in defence of human rights. The judicial harassment of human rights defenders in Belarus, in the context of the repression of an environmental protest, is also featured in this digest of alerts. 

Only in February 2019, reported at least 64 new attacks and threats against human rights defenders. Click to read the digest of alerts, and share!