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Mexico: Indigenous Defenders Receive New Threats (UA 214/14)
New threats have been made against Silvia Pérez Yescas, an Indigenous human rights defender from the community of Matías Romero in Oaxaca, Mexico. Protection measures from the authorities have been insufficient, and her life and safety remain at risk.