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16 May 2014
Mexico – Killing of human rights defender Sandra Luz Hernandez
On 12 May 2014, human rights defender Ms Sandra Luz Hernandez
was killed in Culiacán, Sinaloa. The human rights defender was shot 15 times in the head in broad daylight.Sandra Luz Hernandez was a member of Madres con Hijos Desaparecidos
(Mothers of Disappeared Children), an organisation made up of mothers seeking to combat impunity for the enforced disappearances of their children in Mexico. The human rights defender has been searching for justice for her son, Edgar Guadalupe García Hernández, who worked in the State Prosecutor’s Office of Sinaloa, since he was abducted from their home on 12 February 2012 by unknown armed persons.
At approximately 4pm, Sandra Luz Hernandez was shot by a man as she walked along Calle Constitución with a friend. The human rights defender was reportedly on her way to meet a person…
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