Culiacan, Sinaloa.- The Protection of human rights defenders and journalists will get approval on May 19 by the Congress of the State of Sinaloa, and considers the creation of an autonomous body, which would be in charge of receiving and managing requests for security measures.
The Constitutional Points and Joint Commissions of the Interior and the Human Rights Commission are convened for next Monday to discuss the various initiatives, from which an opinion will be issued and which will be discussed by plenary.
Law Initiative for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists of the State of Sinaloa Presented by the Association of Journalists and Communicators Siete de Junio AC, Commission for the Defense of Human Rights of Sinaloa AC, Sinaloa Initiative AC, State Commission for Attention. Along with the victims were civilians Oscar Loza Ochoa, Luis Sicaros Rivas, Raquel Zapien Osuna, Francisco Cuamia Lizzarraga and Luis Alberto Diaz.
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Deputy Ricardo Madrid Pérez also registered the initiative and has a view on behalf of the Sinalones party regarding reform of the penal code linked to the issue.
The President of the Political Coordination Board, Feliciano Castro Melendrez, pointed out that A meeting has been arranged with various groups of journalistsbecause they told us they have some New proposals to be added to the law.
It establishes that all authorities, within the scope of their powers, have an obligation to respect, protect and guarantee the exercise of activities in defense of human rights and journalism.
Any attack or threat to journalists and human rights defenders will be promptly and informally dealt with and investigated.
Human rights defenders and journalists shall have the following privileges: Not being subjected to persecution for the performance of their profession; Must not be subject to censorship or repression and should not be subject to discrimination or detriment in the exercise of his rights and freedoms. your activities.
In addition, the following have been recognized as inherent rights of human rights defenders and journalists: free access to public information in accordance with the law; freedom of expression and not being subjected to harassment for the performance of their activity; recognition of the authorship of their works, except in cases of risk; Enjoy a remunerative salary and legal benefits and professional privacy.
In order to fulfill the purpose of the law: the Institute for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists of the State of Sinaloa, is created as an autonomous body of the State, with its own legal personality and assets, technical autonomy and management. ,
It will consist of a council, a general directorate and an internal control body. The members of the council will be 3 journalists, 3 human rights defenders and the general director, they will serve for 4 years, the post is honorary and they will be appointed by the state congress through public call.
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The Director General of the Institute shall also be appointed by legislative power through a public call and shall hold office for 5 years without the possibility of re-election.
Law to protect journalists, soon approved in Sinaloa