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Consejo Ciudadano Indígena de Nahuatzen

Consejo Ciudadano Indígena de Nahuatzen

The Consejo Ciudadano Indígena de Nahuatzen is a direct democracy style community government in the state of Mochoacán, Mexico, which began a process of gaining autonomous status for the indigenous community in 2015, and has worked to defend the rights of the indigenous people of Nahuatzen. In 2017, the Council was recognized as an indigenous authority by the Electoral Tribunal of the State of Michoacán and the Federal Government of Mexico.

Mexico

Human rights defenders (HRDs) and journalists in Mexico are subject to intimidation, legal harassment, arbitrary detention, death threats, acts of physical aggression, enforced disappearances and killings as a result of their activities in defence of human rights and the exercise of freedom of expression and journalism.