May 132010

Video by FrontLine Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Human rights defenders Bety Cariño Trujillo from Oaxaca, Mexico was killed in a paramilitary attack on 27th April 2010, as she took part in non-violent action in defense of the human rights of others. She was part of a campaign caravan that sought to break a blockade imposed on a vulnerable community by pro-government paramilitaries, in Oaxaca. A Finnish observer, Tyri Antero Jaakkola was also killed in the attack.
This is the testimony that Bety gave at the 5th Dublin Platform for Human Rights Defenders in February 2010.
Her actions and her words will live on as an inspiration to all who struggle for humanity and justice.
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