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Alejandro Cerezo Contreras

Alejandro Cerezo Contreras

HRD, Coordinator
Comité Cerezo

Alejandro Cerezo Contreras is a member of Comité Cerezo (Cerezo Committee) and coordinator of Acción Urgente para Defensores de Derechos Humanos (Urgent Action for Human Rights Defenders). In recent years, Comité Cerezo has worked on documenting attacks on human rights defenders in Mexico to identify patterns of social repression. Another important aspect of its work is the promotion of the protection of human rights defenders.


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.