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Board of Directors of the Colonia Maya

Mesa Directiva de la Colonia Maya

Mesa Directiva de la Colonia Maya (Board of Directors of Colonia Maya) is a group acting for the defence of the environment and the protection of environmental rights, especially water, in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. Members carry out actions to promote a healthy environment, and protect springs, forests and other natural resources in their region.

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.