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Martha Solórzano Martínez

Asociación Esperanza contra la Desaparición Forzada y la Impunidad A.C.

Martha Solórzano is a woman human rights defender (WHRD) from Sonora, Mexico, who has dedicated her life to denouncing abuses of power, corruption and human rights violations by municipal and state police in her home town, San Luis Río Colorado, where she is know for campaigning and accompaining victims in the pursue of justice in a climate of widespread impunity. Due to her work, Martha has suffered defamation and smear campaigns, threats, breaks-in in her home and the arbitrary detention of her son, who was charged by municipal police officers who had previously been denounced by the WHRD and imprisioned for more than 2 and a half years until acquitted on appeal.


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.


WHRD Martha Solórzano speaks about "caso Genaro" (In Spanish)