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Ataque a persona defensora de derechos humanos

Luis Urbano Domínguez Mendoza - Yaqui tribe (tribu Yaqui)

Fecha del incidente
8 de Junio de 2021
Exactitud de fecha
Todo correcto
Luis Urbano Domínguez Mendoza
Tribu Yaqui
Indigenous peoples
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: México


Luis Urbano Domínguez Mendoza, a defender of the natural resources of the Yaqui tribe, was shot dead in Ciudad Obregón, municipality of Cajeme in the state of Sonora, the State Attorney General's Office (FGE) reported. The activist was allegedly shot several times as he was leaving a bank in the aforementioned town on 8 June. Domínguez Mendoza was 35 years old, a political and social activist who defended the natural resources of the Yaqui tribe. Since 2012 he began to fight for water and Yaqui lands. In 2019, he participated in the documentary "Laberinto Yo'eme", which recounts the dispossession of the waters of the Yaqui River and their land. According to the Sonora Prosecutor's Office, there is already an investigation into the armed attack against the activist, however, there is still no suspect in custody and no progress has been reported in the investigations. It should be noted that this is not the only aggression recorded against leaders of this ethnic group. The spokesperson for the Citizens' Movement in Defence of Water, Tomás Rojo Valencia, has been missing since May of this year, and Agustín Valdez, who was head of the Traditional Guard and son of the governor of the ethnic group in Loma de Guamuchil, was murdered that same month.