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Urgent Action: National guard harasses migrant shelter

Since the National Guard was deployed in Mexico with a new role addressing migration-related issues, Amnesty International has seen concerning behaviours that could put as risk the rights of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and human rights defenders. On 23 June, 6 officers attempted to raid, without warrant or legal cause, the migrant shelter CAME, in the northern state of Sonora, and harassed human rights defenders working there. It is urgent to put a stop to a situation that threatens the rights of people working at and being protected by migrant shelters across the country.

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Spanish to:


Presidente Constitucional de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos 
Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Palacio Nacional Edificio 10, Planta baja
Colonia Centro, Delegación Cuauhtémoc
CP 06060 Ciudad de México, México.
Twitter: @lopezobrador_
Salutation: Dear Mr. President


And copies to:

Minister of Interior  
Olga Sánchez Cordero 
Calle Abraham González No. 48 Col. Juárez, 
Cuauhtémoc. Ciudad de México, C.P. 06600 MÉXICO 
Twitter: @SEGOB_mx @M_OlgaSCordero

Secretario de Seguridad Pública y Protección Ciudadana  
Lic. Alfonso Durazo Montaño 
Av. Constituyentes 947, Belén de las Flores 
C.P. 01110, Ciudad de México, México 
Twitter_ @AlfonsoDurazo  


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

Embassy of Mexico 16 St. George Street W1S 1FD Switchboard:  (44-20) 7499 8586 E-Mail: Web Page:

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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