All Rights for All network in Mexico issues urgent action for two People’s Front members after break-in at their home in Puebla

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Miryam Vargas Teutle and Juan Carlos Flores Solís.

The National Network of Civil Human Rights Organizations All Rights for All (Red TDT) has posted this Urgent Action about the security situation for two members of the People’s Front in Defense of the Land and Water (FPDTA).

Red TDT notes that the home of Miryam Vargas Teutle and Juan Carlos Flores Solís in Santa María Zacatepec, Puebla was broken into.

Miryam Vargas Teutle is a Nahua indigenous communicator and woman human rights defender from the Choluteca region. Juan Carlos Flores Solís is a lawyer, human rights defender and former political prisoner.

Red TDT notes the break-in “represents a danger to their physical integrity and their lives.”

The Urgent Action highlights:

When they arrived at their home, they noticed that someone entered violently: they broke the fence and the lock on the door and stole some objects.

They point out that there are other valuable belongings, however, they did not take them, so they rule out that it is a common robbery. Personal items were also stolen, such as a family photograph of a portrait holder and some documents; the assailants placed a household knife on the bed and cut a tree in the garden.

The Red TDT calls “on the authorities to guarantee security and cease attacks against those who defend the land against projects that affect communities and investigate those responsible for this aggression.”

For more, please see Acción Urgente: Allanamiento pone en riesgo la vida de integrantes del Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra y el Agua (FPDTA) en Puebla.

The FPDTA works together with Nahua communities in the states of Morelos, Puebla and Tlaxcala to protect the rights of 22 communities impacted by megaprojects, including the PIM gas pipeline, river aqueduct and thermoelectric plant megaproject.

The Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project has accompanied the FPDTA Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala since 2020.

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