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#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Obstruction of the free exercise of human rights defense, intimidation, arbitrary detention, and aggression against defenders Elizabeth Medina and Katherin Cruz

Elizabeth Medina and Katherin Cruz Cerrato Organization Human Rights Without Borders and National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras Activity Defense of the right to defend human rights Attacks experienced Excessive use of force, obstruction of the free exercise of human rights defense, intimidation, and arbitrary detention THE FACTS – On Tuesday, September 17, […]

19 September 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Assailants kill Paulina Cruz Ruiz, territorial defender and Maya Achi Ancestral Authority from Rabinal, Baja Verapaz

Paulina Cruz Ruiz Activity Defense of land, territory and natural resources Attack experienced MURDER THE FACTS – At around 8 o’clock Saturday night, September 14, the Maya Achi Ancestral Authority Paulina Cruz Ruiz from Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, was shot and killed at a distance of a hundred meters from her home in the village of […]

18 September 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Environmental defender Diana Isabel Hernández killed

Diana Isabel Hernández Juárez Organization Environmental Ministry of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Activity Environmental defense Attack experienced MURDER THE FACTS – On Saturday, September 7 at 7:20 pm, several individuals riding in a vehicle shot and killed Diana Isabel Hernández while she was participating in a procession in her Monte Gloria community in Santo Domingo […]

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Assailants kill Mirna Teresa Suazo, community leader and Garifuna territorial defender

Mirna Teresa Suazo Martínez Activity Community leader and defender of the Garifuna territory Attack experienced MURDER THE FACTS – On Sunday, September 8, Garifuna territorial defender Mirna Teresa Suazo Martínez was murdered by unidentified assailants who arrived on a motorcycle at the restaurant that she owned in the Masca community, where they shot and killed her. […]