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Froylán González

HRD, Member

Froylán González is an indigenous peoples’ rights defender and member of the Comité de Defensa de los Pueblos Indígenas (Committee for the Defence of Indigenous Peoples – CODEDI), who has performed extensive work on community development in the location of Santiago Xanica, Oaxaca. CODEDI is an organisation that has a long term commitment to the promotion of the rights of indigenous communities to land and self-determination. It focuses on exposing illegal logging of trees, as well as violations of indigenous people’s rights regarding the implementation of tourism and extractive projects in the Costa and Sierra Sur regions.


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.