Women of Atenco Obtain Justice


On June 30, Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice fully exonerated 12 community land rights activists from San Salvador Atenco, Mexico, each of whom had previously been sentenced to between 31 and 112 years in prison for crimes allegedly committed during clashes with the Mexican government in 2006. JASS Mesoamerica Regional Coordinator Marusia López Cruz has worked directly with the families of the incarcerated activists since 2007, connecting their struggle for justice to international advocacy efforts, including coordinating multiple advocacy visits to Mexico by 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams.

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