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NICARAGUA / Harassment, threats, intimidation, surveillance and political espionage against feminist defenders and activists

Josefina Vigil, Ana Margarita Vigil, Tamara Dávila and Ana Lucía Alvárez ActivityPolitical rights; Women’s rights Attacks Harassment, threats, intimidation, surveillance political espionage, and damage to equipment THE FACTS – Ana Margarita Vijil, activist, human rights defender, and leader of the Sandinista Renovation Movement (MRS); the educator Josefina Vijil; and the feminist activists Tamara Dávila and Ana Lucía Alvárez […]

18 December 2018

#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / POLICE RAID BUILDINGS OF Leadership Institute of the Segovias, POPOL NA, River Foundation, IPADE, Confidencial, CENIDH and CISAS

As a further escalation of State repression and persecution of the country’s human rights organizations, today in the early morning hours the Police violently broke into the spaces of the Leadership Institute of the Segovias, the POPOL NA Foundation, the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH), the River Foundation, the Institute for Development and Democracy […]

14 December 2018

#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / NO END TO STATE OFFENSIVE AGAINST ORGANIZATIONS: LEGAL STATUS OF FIVE MORE NGOs CANCELLED TODAY

The recent State offensive in Nicaragua against feminist human rights organizations, as we of IM-Defensoras have denounced, has provoked the arbitrary cancellation of the status as legal entities of CENIDH, CISAS, IEEPP and Let’s Make Democracy. Today the National Asssembly targeted five more organizations, cancelling the legal status of the Leadership Institute of the Segovias […]

#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA/ GOVERNMENT CANCELS LEGAL STATUS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS

This morning the National Assembly of Nicaragua arbitrarily cancelled the legal status of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH) and Hagamos Democracia (Let’s Make Democracy), two organizations with a long, widely recognized history, 30 and 23 years respectively, of working for human rights in the country. Yesterday it did the same thing with the […]

13 December 2018

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Eviction threat against defenders of the Trinidad Campesino Group in Trujillo, Colón

La Trinidad Campesino Group ActivityDefense of land, territory and natural assets Attack experiencedEviction threat THE FACTS – Anxiety heightens after eviction threats made against wome defenders of the Trinidad Campesina Group located in the town of Trujillo, Colón. Defenders in the area have informed the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras of the […]

11 December 2018