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[Joint Statement] Mexico: Harassment of journalists and migrant rights defenders in Chiapas

The signatory organisations express their deep concern over and the persistent climate of hostility and the recent increase in violence against migrants, journalists, and migrant rights defenders in the south east of Mexico. Human rights groups, journalists and organisations, particularly in the state of Chiapas and Tabasco, have faced a new wave of harassment by […]

20 September 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Nicaraguan government cancels legal status of three more feminist organizations.

Matagalpa Women’s Collective, Oyanka Association of Jalapa Women against Violence, and “Between Volcanos” Foundation.  Activity Women’s rights, the right to defend rights. This Thursday, August 26, the National Assembly has ratified the cancelation of 15 human rights organizations, including the Matagalpa Women’s Collective, the Oyanka Association of Jalapa Women against Violence, and the “Between Volcanos” […]

30 August 2021

[WHRDAlert] NICARAGUA / Nicaraguan government illegally expropriates family home of Patricia Orozco, a feminist, journalist, and human rights defender now living in exile.

Patricia Orozco Activity The right to information and freedom of expression; women’s rights.  On Tuesday, August 24, the feminist, journalist, and human rights defender Patricia Orozco relied on social networks and independent news media to denounce the illegal expropriation by the Nicaraguan government of the family home where she lived for 36 years. The police […]

26 August 2021

[STATEMENT] The Nicaraguan government harasses, criminalizes, attacks, imprisons and exiles women struggling for a better country.

Right now, 10 women are imprisoned in Nicaragua for criticizing the government, raising their voices, and working to build a more just and egalitarian nation.  They are political activists, feminists, scholars, journalists, revolutionary commanders, attorneys and human rights defenders.  These women were arrested by unreasonably large police forces, their homes were violently broken into and […]

20 August 2021

[WHRD Alert] GUATEMALA / Maya K´iche´ leader Sebastiana Pablo Hernández criminalized for defending human rights and held in preventive detention since October 2020.

Sebastiana Pablo Hernández de Lorenzo Activity Defense of human rights Sebastiana Pablo Hernández de Lorenzo criminalized for the felony offenses of aggravated robbery, aggravated arson, and sedition with no legal or evidential basis whatsoever. After spending 10 months of preventive detention in the Women’s Detention Center in the city of Quetzaltenango in conditions of confinement […]

19 August 2021