Alma Delia ReynaCases
- Location of case in SG report
- Relevant SG report
- Year of the report
- From Country
- Country Geolocation
- Country Geolocation (linked Countries)
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- UN body that raised the case prior to the SG report
- OHCHR: OHCHR Field office
- Dates of prior UN action
- Type of record
- Named individual
- Was the victim a foreign national?
- Was the victim a minor?
- Individual's/organization's activity
human rights defender advocating for the rights of women deprived of liberty in the border state of Tamaulipas, Since 2018, Ms. Reyna has publicly supported OHCHR in the documentation of a case pointing to possible acts of torture and fabricated charges against a migrant indigenous woman, as well as malpractice by judicial actors and other public officials
- Type of rights defended
- Civil/political rights
- Indigenous peoples’ rights
- Women’s rights
- Was the victim a civil servant, member of the security forces or of the judiciary?
- Reported trigger of reprisal
in relation to her cooperation with OHCHR in Mexico. Since 2018, Ms. Reyna has publicly supported OHCHR in the documentation of a case pointing to possible acts of torture and fabricated charges against a migrant indigenous woman, as well as malpractice by judicial actors and other public officials
- Engagement with UN body
- OHCHR: OHCHR Field office
- Dates of engagement
- since 2018
- Type of attempted engagement
- Submission of information to UN
- Dates of mentioned reprisals
- 11 February 2020
- Location of mentioned reprisals
- Reprisal information
was subject to threats and her son was kidnapped; On 11 February 2020, a few days after communicating privately with OHCHR staff, Ms. Reyna’s son was kidnapped and later released on ransom with evident signs of physical abuse. During her contacts with the captors, Ms. Reyna was urged to “put an end to what she is doing,” “stop being nosy,” and “leave the state.” Due to the serious security risks, Ms. Reyna and her close relatives were forced to relocate. OHCHR has raised the situation with relevant federal authorities.
- Types of reprisals suffered
- Family/friends/acquaintances targeted
- Threats/Intimidations (incl. "fear of reprisal")
- Alleged/likely perpetrators
- Was the reprisal based on new legislation?
- Does the report make general comment about country’s environment for engagement with UN?
- Government response dates
- 4 August 2020
- Government response content
Regarding the situation of Ms. Reyna, the Government informed that there are no actions registered by the national protection mechanism on her case.
- Is the country cited for a "pattern of reprisal" in the context of this case?
- Is a pattern of reprisals mentioned otherwise in the context of this case?
- Does the report cite "self-censorship" as an issue in the context of this case?
- How many times has the case been followed up in subsequent SG reports?