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Rodrigo Flores Peñaloza

HRD, member
Asamblea de los Pueblos Indígenas del Istmo

Rodrigo Flores Peñaloza is a professor and member of Asamblea de los Pueblos Indígenas del Istmo de Tehuantepec en Defensa de la Tierra y el Territorio – APIIDTT (Tehuantepec Ishtmus Indigenous Peoples’ Assembly in Defence of the Land and Territory). The Assembly unites various indigenous peoples’ organisations in order to defend their land rights and traditions against human rights violations such as evictions and projects carried out without their previous, free, and informed consent, as per the criteria laid out in the International Labour Organisation Convention 169.


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.