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Othón Nazariega Segura

Othón Nazariega Segura

HRD, Member
Sección 22 del Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación – SNTE

Othón Nazariega Segura is a member of 22nd Section (Sección 22) of the National Union of Education Workers (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación – SNTE). Sección 22 is a teachers' union that has been active since 1980. The Section has organised several marches and demonstrations in different parts of Mexico in order to protest against the educational reform approved in 2013, on the basis that it had been passed without prior consultation. Sección 22 is also active in support of political prisoners in Mexico, amongst other human rights issues.


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.