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María Elena Hernández Hernández


María Elena Hernández Hernández is a woman labour and human rights defender from the Ejido of Don Samuel Escárcega in the State of Campeche. María Elena accompanies the ejido authorities of the Union of Ejidos in Defence of the Mayan Territory (Unión de Ejidos en Defensa del Territorio Maya) in agrarian, criminal and public complaints processes for which she has faced risks since February 2021.


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.