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Cristobal Sanchez

Cristóbal Sánchez Sánchez

HRD, Founder
Migrant Culture Collective

Cristóbal Sánchez Sánchez is a Mexican human rights defender working on migration issues for the past 15 years. He founded the Migrant Culture Collective, and assists the passing caravans to access humanitarian aid such as shelters. Due to his human rights work, he was previously detained in 2011 in Tapachula, when documenting human rights violations against migrants.


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.