The European Union asks the AMLO government to ensure the protection of journalists and activists

The main representative body of the European Union (EU), Parliament, asked Mexico this Thursday to ensure “the protection” of journalists and human rights defenders, after the murder of seven journalists so far this year.

After a vote this Thursday, the European Parliament (made up of 705 MEPs from the 27 EU countries) approved a resolution asking the Mexican authorities “to guarantee the protection and creation of a safe environment for journalists and human rights defenders.” humans,” according to a press release.

The European Chamber stresses that “Mexico has long been the most dangerous and deadly place for journalists outside of an official war zone”, and considers that the country has an “endemic problem” in investigating these crimes, since “the 95% go unpunished”.

The resolution of Parliament, which is not binding, points to the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, for using “his rhetoric to denigrate and intimidate independent journalists, media owners and activists,” according to the press release from this institution.

In this sense, MEPs affirm that the situation “has deteriorated since the last presidential elections in July 2018”.

Since then, 47 journalists and 68 human rights activists have died in Mexico.


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