#WHRDAlert MEXICO / Guadalupe Campanur ––defender of the environment and indigenous peoples–– killed in Cherán

Guadalupe Campanur Tapia Activity Environmental defense, Defense of indigenous peoples Attack experienced MURDER THE FACTS – The body of Guadalupe Campanur was found on January 16th in the municipality of Chilchota, Michoacán. The defender of the forests had been killed sometime between 36 and 48 hours beforehand. “Lupita,” a 32-year-old Purépecha indigenous woman was recognized in […]

24 January 2018

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Military police repress and wound Elsa Corea in the context of the National Strike

Elsa Corea Organization Lawyers Network of Southern Honduras Activity The right to access to justice Attack experienced Repression of the right to protest, Wounds THE FACTS – The National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras reports that the attorney Elsa Corea was repressed with blows from a club by agents of the Military Defense […]

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Excessive force used to repress mainly women demonstrators opposing privatization of basic public services

Participants protesting privatization of public services Activity Economic rights Attack experienced Repression of the right to protest. Excessive use of force. THE FACTS – On Wednesday morning, December 20th, the Unit for the Maintenance of Order (UMO) used excessive force to repress mainly women protesters peacefully gathered outside the Presidential Palace to demand that President Salvador Sánchez […]

22 December 2017

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Smear campaign against Francisca Ramírez and Mónica López Baltodano of the Anti-Canal Movement

Francisca Ramírez and Mónica López Baltodano Activity Territorial defense, Defense of the right to defend rights Attack experienced Smear campaign THE FACTS – On Monday morning, December 11th, with the mediation of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH), women human rights defenders Francisca Ramírez and Mónica López Baltodano publicly denounced the smear campaign to which […]

13 December 2017

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Police forces intimidate demonstrators in San Juan Community, La Masica, Atlántida

Participants protest electoral fraude in San Juan Community Activity Political rights Attack experienced Intimidation, limits on right to social protest THE FACTS– On the morning of Wednesday, December 6th, military police agents burst into the San Juan Community, La Masica, Atlántida, with the obvious aim of repressing the people protesting against uncertain voting results and possible […]

11 December 2017