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Paula Rojas Nieto

WHRD, Member
Search Collectives

Paula Rojas Nieto is a woman human rights defender who searches for missing persons in the state of Guanajuato. In July 2020, her husband Fernando Martínez was disappeared by elements of the Silao police and the state urban police. Paula found her husband a month after his disappearance and since then she has been member of Guanajuato's Search Collectives, where she investigates and searches truth and justice.

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.