MEXICO CITY (AP) Unidentified gunmen have shot to death a lawyer and activist who defended a rural tract against development near the Mexican city of Cuernavaca.
Mexico's National Human Rights Commission issued a statement Tuesday condemning the killing of Isaac Medardo Herrera on Monday night. His neighborhood activist group in Jiutepec,
Morelos posted a statement saying the killers knocked on the door of Herrera's home and shot him, before fleeing.
Herrera had led a fight over at least four years to stop plans to build a housing development on an environmentally sensitive wooded tract in Jiutepec, just south of Cuernavaca.
At least 15 land defenders were killed in Mexico in 2019.