Back to top
Sergio Hernández

Sergio Rivera Hernández

HRD & Member

Sergio Rivera Hernández, is an indigenous defender from the Nahua People and member of MAIZ, a national organisation working since 1996 on environmental, indigenous and lands rights in different regions across Mexico. He has also been actively protecting the rights of the indigenous communities in the region who are exposed to human rights violations as a consequence of the construction of Coyolapa-Atzatlán hydroelectric system in the Sierra Negra region of the state of Puebla. This project consist of two dams and lead by the Mexican company Minera Autlán.


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.