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Pablo López Alavez

Pablo López Alavez


Pablo López Alavez is a Mexican environmental rights defender. Over the past twenty years, he has worked to ensure the rights to a safe environment and to access to water, and has represented his community on a number of human rights issues. As a consequence, Pablo López Alavez has been criminalised and subjected to unjust detention since 2010.


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.