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#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Campaign of stigmatization, defamation, criminalization and threats against the San Alonso Rodríguez Foundation and its Director in Tocoa, Colón

San Alonso Rodríguez Foundation Activity The right to decent housing, Environmental defense, and the Defense of common goods Attacks experienced Campaign of stigmatization, defamation, criminalization and threats THE FACTS – The social conflict produced in the Bajo Aguán region by state repression and paramilitary violcnce against opponents of the Los Pinares Mining Investment Comany has […]

12 November 2018

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Two-and-a-half-year prison sentences given to women defenders criminalized for defending the right to housing in “Brisas del Mirador” settlement

Aura Margarita Valenzuela, Mariela Alvarez Sucup and Maria Magdalena Zarat Cuzán Organization National Coordinating Association of Settlers in Marginalized Areas of Guatemala (ACONAPAMG) Activity The right to housing Attacks experienced Arbitrary arrest, Criminalization and Judicial prosecution THE FACTS – As reported in the WHRD Alerts of March 5th and September 7th, 2017, defenders Aura Margarita Valenzuela, […]

9 November 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Intimidation and infringement of rights to protest and to freedom of expression and mobilization, targeting women defenders, families of political prisoners, and CENIDH members

Women defenders, families of political prisoners, and CENIDH members Activity The right to defend human rights, Freedom of expression and mobilization Attacks experienced Intimidation; Infringement of the rights to protest and to freedom of expression and mobilization THE FACTS – On the morning of Tuesday, November 6th, a group made up of family members of political […]

7 November 2018

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Break-in at home of defender and social communicator Norma Sancir

Norma Sancir Organization Ch’orti’ New Day Indigenous Campesino Organizations Activity Community rights, Territorial defense, Right to information, Freedom of expression Attacks experienced Home break-in and robbery THE FACTS – Norma Sancir is a journalist, social communicator and human rights defender of the Ch’orti’ people in Chiquimula. In the early morning hours of November 1st, unknown persons […]

6 November 2018

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Criminalization, excessive use of force, and paramilitary violence against women defenders of water in the Guapinol encampment

Women defenders of water in Guapinol Organization Municipal Committee in Defense of the Public, Common Goods in Tocoa, Colón Activity Defense of common goods Attacks experienced Criminalization, Excessive use of force, Paramilitary violence THE FACTS – Last Saturday, October 27th, a miitary police contingent of 1,500 troops bearing high-calibre weapons violently and wrongfully evacuated the Guapinol […]

31 October 2018