Renowned social activist assassinated in Mexico

The International Metalworkers Federation (IMF) is mourning the death of labour and human rights defender, Dr Manuel Arroyo Galvan, and calls for an immediate and transparent investigation. Dr Arroyo was a professor of sociology at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez and had been involved for many years with different social justice organisations.

Dr Arroyo was 44 years old and was shot six times in the head on the open streets in Ciudad Juarez on 29 May. So far no perpetrator has been arrested. Dr Arroyo is the seventh university professor involved in non-governmental organisation activity or human and labour rights projects in the last two years.

 Owen Tudor

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