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Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz

HRD, Journalist & Director
Xol Abaj Radio & TV

Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz, is a K'iche' Mayan indigenous woman human rights defender, journalist and director at the Xol Abaj Radio and TV station. She raises public awareness on cases of corruption and documents social mobilisations in relation to indigenous issues within the municipality of Joyabaj, department of Quiché.

While general violence and insecurity are a serious concern, HRDs continue to experience targeted threats and attacks against their homes and offices, which are frequently subject to illegal raids and break-ins. A climate of impunity in regard to human rights violations still prevails in the country, few attacks against HRDs are investigated and even fewer result in convictions.