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WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Arbitrary arrest of Justina del Carmen Orozco of the April 19th Student Movement

Justina del Carmen Orozco Organization April 19th Student Movement Activity Political rights Attack experienced Arbitrary arrest THE FACTS – On Friday, February 15th, defender Justina del Carmen Orozco, also known as “Cadenita,” was arbitrarily arrested by the Nicaraguan police while she was exercising her legitimate right to peaceful protest in Managua. Justina del Carmen Orozco is […]

18 February 2019

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Cyber attack on Las 17 website

Las17 Activity Sexual and reproductive rights Attack experienced Cyber attack THE FACTS – Last January 29th the website of Las 17 was subjected to a cyber attack when the portal was deactivated by unknown users. Las17 is a platform for struggling against the crminalization and confinement of women in conditions of vulnerability in El Salvador who […]

#WHRDAlert MEXICO / Obtilia Eugenio, defender of indigenous peoples in Guerrero, reportedly disappeared

Obtilia Eugenio Manuel Organization Organization of the Me’Phaa Indigenous Peoples Activity Defense of the rights of indigenous peoples in Guerrero Attack experienced Forced disappearance THE FACTS – We of IM-Defensoras demand the immediate live presentation of Obtilia Eugenio and her companion, and we hold the government of the state of Guerrero and the federal government of […]

14 February 2019

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Slander and smear campaign against Andrea Ayala and Bárbara Romero, defenders of women’s and LGBTI rights

Andrea Ayala and Bárbara Romero Organization Salvadoran Lesbian Women’s Space for Diversity (ESMULES) Activity Rights of women and LGBTI population Attacks Slander and smear campaign THE FACTS – False news has recently been disseminated in social networks which slanders and defames women defenders Andrea Ayala and Bárbara Romero with the sole intention of disparaging and criminalizing […]

11 February 2019

#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Guards at “La Esperanza” prison beat women human rights defenders held as political prisoners

Family members of women defenders being held as political prisoners en “La Esperanza” women’s prison denounce that on Thursday, February 7th at least eight of them were brutally beaten by prison guards. It has been ascertained that these prisoners were attacked: Reyna Varela, Olesia Muñoz, Tania Muñoz, Maria Mercedes Chavadrria, Claudia Campos, Irlanda Jérez, Yeisi […]

9 February 2019