Juan Carlos Flores Solis, Mexico: ‘They tried to break my spirit’

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Juan Carlos Flores Solis, Mexico: ‘They tried to break my spirit’

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Juan Carlos Flores Solis: ‘They are destroying the land and water, so this time if we don’t succeed in stopping them there is no way back.’ Juan Carlos Flores Solis: ‘They are destroying the land and water, so this time if we don’t succeed in stopping them there is no way back.’

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Meet the people fighting to defend human rights of others internationally

Over the weekend more than 100 human rights defenders left Ireland for countries and regimes around the world where they face threats ranging from harassment and imprisonment to torture and death for their work in asserting the rights of others.

They were visiting Ireland for the Dublin Platform hosted by Front Line Defenders which every two years provides an opportunity for activists to network, campaign and receive moral and practical support.

Operating on the “protect one, empower a thousand” principle, Front Line provides practical help such as technology to support communications, security tips and a rescue service for defenders…

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