#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Criminalization and eviction threats against defenders of right to water in Tocoa, Colón

Miriam Janeth Mejía Cruz and Lourdes Elizabeth Gómez Rodas Organization Municipal Defense Committee of Public Communal Assets in Tocoa, Colón Activity Defense of communal assets Attacks Criminalization THE FACTS – According to information available to the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, as of September 13th, an arrest warrant has existed for eighteen […]

9 October 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Arbitrary detention with excessive use of force against Doña Coquito and two other elderly women

Miriam del Socorro Matus (Doña Coquito) Activity Political rights, Right to peaceful protest Attacks Arbitrary detention and excessive use of force THE FACTS – On Sunday morning September 30th, Doña Coquito, age 78, along with two other women of advanced age whose identities are unknown to us, were detained by the Nicaraguan police when they participated […]

2 October 2018

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Femicide of Juana Ramírez Santiago, defender of the rights of the Network of Ixil Women

Juana Ramírez Santiago Organization Network of Ixil Women (ASOREMI) Activity Women’s rights Attack experienced FEMICIDE THE FACTS – At 6 pm on Friday, September 21st, 56 year-old Juana Ramírez Santiago, midwife and member of the Board of Directors of the Network of Ixil Women, was assassinated with a firearm in Xolanay, near Nebaj, Quiché, when she […]

25 September 2018

#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 […]