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#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 […]

19 September 2018

#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 […]

#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

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Arbitrary arrest and excessive use of force against university activist Amaya Coppens, of CUDJ

Amaya Eva Coppens Organization April 19th Movement – UNAN León and University Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CUDJ) Activity Political rights Attacks Arbitrary arrest, excessive use of force THE FACTS – Amaya Eva Coppens, a Belgian medical student and leader of student protests, was detained on Monday night, September 10th, along with Sergio Alberto Midence Delgadillo. […]

12 September 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Stones thrown against vehicle of defender Haydeé Castillo

Haydeé Castillo Organization The Leadership Institute of Las Segovias, Segovian Women’s Movement Activity Women’s rights; political, environmental and territorial rights Attacks Damage to vehicle, threats, harrassment, disparagement, stigmatization and criminalization THE FACTS – According to defender Haydeé Castillo, on Sunday, September 9th, individuals presumably related to para-police forces, threw stones that broke the windows of her […]