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Regina Martinez Perez

Regina Martinez Perez

HRD, journalist
El Proceso

Regina Martínez Pérez was a Mexican journalist and human rights defender who worked as a correspondent with the weekly publication Proceso. She was writing about issues relating to drug cartels and the links between organised criminal groups and government officials. She was killed in April 2012 and her body was found in her home in Xalapa.

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.