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Fidencio Gomez Santiz

Fidencio Gómez Sántiz

Frente Nacional de Lucha por el Socialismo
UN Working Group Submission

Expediente de DH Caso Fidencio Gómez Sántiz

Fidencio Gomez Santiz is an indigenous human rights defender who has been involved in the fight against impunity for extrajudicial killings of indigenous persons in Chiapas. He is a member of Frente Nacional de Lucha por el Socialismo - FNLS (National Front for the Fight for Socialism), a grassroots movement established in 2006, which works for the promotion of food security, the sustainable use of natural resources in Mexico, and to defend labour, social and indigenous rights. FNLS is also engaged in the denouncement and public condemnation of human rights violations perpetrated by the Mexican government, specifically those related to enforced disappearances, extra-judicial killings, arbitrary detention and political prisoners.


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.