#WHRDAlert MEXICO / Break-in and robbery at home of defenders Janahuy and Cristina Paredes Lachino

Janahuy and Cristina Paredes Lachino Organization Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Mexico Activity Defense of the right to memory, truth and justice Attacks experienced Breaking and entering, Robbery THE FACTS – Last February 15th, in broad daylight, members of the Single Police Command of the federal government violently broke into the home […]

22 February 2018

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Smear campaign, criminalization and prosecution of territorial defender in the Aguán

María Paula Lainez Rodríguez Organization Campesino Movement of the Aguán (MCA) Activity Territorial defense Attacks experienced Criminalization, judicial prosecution, smear campaign THE FACTS – Territorial defender María Paula Laínez Rodríguez has been imprisoned since last Thursday, February 15th, after being served with an order for her capture issued in 2008 for the alleged offenses of the […]

20 February 2018

OPEN LETTER / IM-Defensoras urges UN and IACHR Rapporteurs on Human Rights Defenders to demand an end to State violence and repression in the post-electoral context in Honduras

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER  Mesoamerica January 31, 2018 – More than a thousand women human rights defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua who make up the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras), are writing to you to express our concern over the grave situation of State repression and violence and the […]

2 February 2018

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / We demand compliance with protection measures granted to Tatiana and Meyra Alemán

Tatiana and Meyra Alemán Organization “The usual suspects” Activity The right to access to justice, The rights of youth Attack experienced Non compliance with protection measures THE FACTS – Tatiana and Meyra Alemán are, respectively, the sister and mother of Daniel Alemán, a youth who was arrested on January 10, 2017, and accused of “possession of […]

30 January 2018

WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Arbitrary arrest and criminalization of María Magdalena Cuc Choc

María Magdalena Cuc Choc Organization National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala Activity Territorial defense, Defense of indigenous peoples Attack experienced Arbitrary arrest, Criminalization THE FACTS – On the afternoon of January 17th, María Magdalena Cuc Choc suffered an arbitrary arrest in the municipality of Puerto Barrios. María Magalena is a member of a family […]

24 January 2018