GUATEMALA / People have the right to protest!

Mesoamerica, September 18th, 2018 – Ever since the revocation of the CICIG mandate by the Guatemalan government last August 31st, we of IM-Defensoras have been increasingly concerned about the way in which this has produced a rise in the repression and constraint of people’s right to peaceful protest through a major military police deployment throughout the […]

19 September 2018

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Accusations, defamation, criminalization of British journalist Nina Lakhani

Nina Lakhani Activity Journalist, the right to information and freedom of expression Attacks experienced Accusations, defamation and criminalization THE FACTS – On Monday, September 17th, the Association of Independent Campesinos of the Aguán (ACIVA) issued a statement in social networks and other media, attacking the person and labor of the British journalist Nina Lakhani, who is […]

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Assailants attack LGBTI rights defender Stacy Velázquez during protest over CICIG mandate revocation

Stacy Velázquez Organization Latin American and Caribbean Transgender Network (REDLACTRANS) Activity LGBTI rights Attacks experienced Physical attacks THE FACTS – Last Wednesday, September 12th, Stacy Veláquez, the National Coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Transgender People (REDLACTRANS) in Guatemala, was physically attacked during a peaceful demonstration called by the student movement and other […]

STATEMENT National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras / Justice for Berta, Feminist Justice

National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras – Today as we begin another round of struggle for justice in this country, devastated by a dictatorship that makes a calm, fulfilling life impossible for us, we of the Women Defenders Network wish to express the following to the women and peoples of Honduras and […]

18 September 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Physical attack, insults and threats against Maria Elena Rivera in the Caravan to Free Political Prisoners

María Elena Rivera Cáliz Activity Political rights Attacks Physical attack, insults and threats THE FACTS – On Sunday, December 9th, María Elena Rivera was ready to participate in the Caravan to Free Political Prisoners, when she was subjected to several attacks and threats from an official of the Jalapa government. According to the activist, she was […]

13 September 2018