Alba Cruz Ramos is a member of the ‘Comité 25 de Noviembre’, which fights to improve the situation of political prisoners, human rights activists and civilians held without legitimate grounds. Many political prisoners have been released because of her work.
In a case initiated by Alba and her colleagues, the Mexican Supreme Court held that the governor of Oaxaca and eight others were to be held responsible for the torturing of political prisoners. However, no prosecution was initiated. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has ordered the Mexican government to provide for protective measures, but it has so far failed to do so.
In May 2010 L4L spoke to Alba Cruz. She indicated that the threats seriously impede her work.
On 11 January 2011 Alba Cruz Ramos again received threats because of her work as a lawyer for torture victims in prisons and of people involved in the large uprising in Oaxaca in 2006.
On 23 March 2020, environmental lawyer Isaac Medardo Herrera was killed in front of his house. The killing was condemned by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Mexico. According to our information, on Monday 23 MarchLees verder
On 7 October 2014, the Martin Ennals Jury presented Alejandra Ancheita with the 2014 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA). Alejandra Ancheita is a Mexican lawyer and activist who leads the fight for the rights of the migrants,Lees verder
On 19 May 2014 Lawyers for Lawyers met with Alba Cruz Ramos During this meeting Alba elaborated on her current work. One of her current concerns is the constitutionality of reforms proposed by the Mexican government to denationalize certain sectors. SpecificallyLees verder