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Mexico urged to protect human rights defenders and journalists

Headline Title:  Mexico: Protect human rights defenders and journalists 16 March 2012 Mexico’s federal senate must move swiftly to pass a proposed law to protect human rights defenders and journalists amid shocking levels of intimidation and killings, Amnesty International said on Friday. The country has seen an alarming pattern of journalists being attacked, assassinated and abducted for their work, with at least 60 reportedly killed in the last decade, including at least nine in 2011. Numerous human rights defenders have also been attacked, abducted, and killed and have faced ongoing…

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