Damián Gallardo Martínez
Huma rights organisation call for implementation of monitoring mechanism for compliance with National Human Rights Commission recommendation to carry out immediate investigation into torture and multiple violations committed against Damián Gallardo Martínez, Enrique Guerrero Aviña and 10 other human rights defenders.
In an international tour to launch Damián Gallardo’s book, more than 400 people and 33 organisations and collectives demonstrated their sympathy and solidarity with his case -- and demand justice
Damián Gallardo Martínez is a teacher who has worked to defend the rights of indigenous communities and the right to education in the Mixe and Zapoteca regions of the Oaxaca Hills. He has campaigned for educational reform in Mexico and was a member of the Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca – APPO (Popular Assembly of the Towns of Oaxaca) in 2006. The APPO emerged in response to the violent repression of a teachers’ strike in Oaxaca in 2006.