Chiapas: Efforts are made to discredit the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights

The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights (CDFHBC) has denounced that on 2 May there was distributed a press-release employing its logo and official letterhead with the title “Bulletin No. 11 – violent homicide of Osama Bin Laden” found on the blog http://fraybadelascasas.blogspot.com (currently inoperational), among other electronic sites.

As the NGO has claimed, “This center of human rights has not released any press-release regarding the murder of Osama Bin Laden and does not administrate the blog in question.  This is one of the mediatic strategies used to disinform public opinion and discredit the human-rights work this center has engaged in for the past 22 years.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Este Centro de Derechos Humanos comunica y aclara información apócrifa que se encuentra circulando por distintos medios electrónicos,CDHFBLC, 3 May

Denuncia el Frayba maniobra desinformativa, La Jornada, 4 May 2011

Usan blog anónimo para desprestigiar a ONG en Chiapas, infochiapas, 3 May 2011

Audio (in Spanish):

México: “Miente, que algo queda”, entrevista a Gubidcha Matus, responsable de comunicación del Frayba,  Radio Nederland, la emisora internacional holandesa, 5 May de 2011

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Mexico: Growing insecurity for the work of human-rights defenders–denunciations from Washington, Brussels, and Chiapas (31 March 2011)

México: Pronunciations and actions as regards the situation of human-rights defenders in the country and southeastern Mexico (25 March 2011)

Chiapas: director of Digna Ochoa Center for Human Rights detained once again (20 March 2011)

Chiapas: 3 human-rights defenders from the Digna Ochoa Center for Human Rights released from El Amate (8 March 2011)

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