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#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Prison oficials beat political prisoner Amaya Coppens and subject her to degrading, inhuman treatment

Amaya Coppens Activity Social and political rights Attacks experienced Arbitrary arrest; criminalization; degrading, inhuman treatment THE FACTS – Tamara Zamora, the mother of political prisoner Amaya Coppens, charges that her daughter was beaten by a female officer of the El Chipote penitentiary after a family visit took place. The activist’s mother also accuses oficials of witholding […]

4 December 2019

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Paramilitary forces break into home of Ivania Alvárez, political prisoner since November 14

Ivania Alvárez Activity Social and political rights Attacks experienced Arbitrary arrest, criminalization, breaking and entering THE FACTS – At two o’clock in the morning on Thursday, November 21, a group of 12 hooded paramilitary agents dressed in black broke into the home of Ivania Alvárez, tearing down the iron grille at the main entrance and breaking […]

26 November 2019

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Cyber harassment, misogynous insults, and smear campaign in social networks against journalists Diana Arias and Carmen Rodríguez

Diana Arias and Carmen Rodríguez Activity Defense of freedom of the press Attacks experienced Cyber harassment, misogynous insults, and smear campaign in social networks THE FACTS – Last November 12, the anonymous twitter account known as “Brozo” assailed journalists Diana Arias and Carmen Rodríguez of the digital newspaper Voz de Diáspora, using misogynous insults to discredit […]

20 November 2019

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Hate speech, threats, defamation and harassment of Women’s Collective of Matagalpa in social networks

Women’s Collective of Matagalpa Activity Women’s human rights Attacks experienced Hate speech, threats, defamation and harassment in social networks THE FACTS– In the current context of the escalation of hate speech, persecution, repression and violence against individual and organizational human rights defenders in Nicaragua, the Women’s Collective of Matagalpa has been the target of harassment, defamation […]

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Arbitrary detention, excessive use of force, groping and torture of Kenia Gutiérrez, Secretary of the Campesino Movement

Kenia María Gutiérrez Gómez Organization Campesino Movement Activity Defense of land, territory and natural assets Attacks experienced Arbitrary detention, use of excessive force, groping and torture THE FACTS – On Sunday, November 17, the defender Kenia Gutiérrez was arbitrarily detained with the use of excessive force by the police while she was participating in a meeting […]