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Around 80 human rights defenders were named in a death threat delivered by the Black Eagles paramilitaries in the Memory, Peace and Reconciliation Center.
Two government critics and their neighbor were released on 9 December. Their charges have not been dropped and they have now been placed under house arrest.
Indigenous leaders have been intimidated and harassed in reprisal for opposing the construction of a new wind farm in southern Mexico. There is fear they will face further threats.
A federal court issued a stay of execution for Texas death row prisoner Scott Panetti a few hours before he was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on 3 December.