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Damian Gallardo

Damián Gallardo Martínez

Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca – APPO
National Human Rights Commission cites federal authorities’ responsibility for serious violations committed against human rights defenders Damián Gallardo and Enrique Guerrero - Statement

Human 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.


Civil society organisation in nine cities in Europe and Mexico urge the immediate liberation of the human rights defender Damián Gallardo

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.

Los/as defensores/as de derechos humanos y periodistas de México son objeto de actos de intimidación, hostigamiento judicial, detención arbitraria, amenazas de muerte, agresión física, desaparición forzada y homicidio como resultado de sus actividades en defensa de los derechos humanos y el ejercicio de la libertad de expresión y el periodismo.


Damian Gallardo Martínez's wife during a protest, 15 May 2016, Oaxaca