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Fredy Garcia

Fredy García


Fredy García is a recognised human rights defender from Mexico, who has dedicated a large part of his life to promoting social justice, plurality, democracy and civic resistance in the State of Oaxaca. Fredy García is the spokesperson for the Committee for the Defense of Indigenous Peoples (CODEDI), an organization that shows broad commitment in its work to protect the rights of indigenous communities to land, autonomy and self-determination in different regions in the Oaxaca state.


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.