Guatemala

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Defamation and threats against Rosario Tuyuc, defender of territory and the rights of women and youth.

Rosario Tuyuc Organization Oxlajuj Noj Council, Adimar Association Activity The rights of women and youth; territorial defense Attacks experienced Defamation and threats THE FACTS – Defender Rosario Tuyuc has received several anonymous e-mails in which her dignity is attacked with defamatory remarks, misogynous comments, and threats of a public smear campaign against her. Rosario Tuyuc […]

12 April 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Defender Claudia Samayoa criminalized for fighting corruption and impunity

Claudia Samayoa Organization Unit for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala (UDEFEGUA) Activity The right to defend rights Attacks experienced Criminalization THE FACTS– Claudia Samayoa, a rights defender with a long, widely recognized history of struggle both nationally and internationally, and defender José Martinez, a member of Justicia Ya (Justice Now), have been the […]

26 March 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Forced entry and theft of sensitive documentation and work equipment at offices of Women’s Sector for Political Alliance

Women’s Sector for Political Alliance Activity Women’s rights Attacks experienced Force entry of offices and seizure of documentation and work equipment THE FACTS – In the early morning hours of Friday, March 8th, unknown individuals broke into the headquarters of the Women’s Sector for Political Alliance and seized sensitive documentation including accounting records, and work equipment […]

12 March 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Attempted arbitrary arrest with use of force against defender and lawyer K’iche’ Jovita Tzul

Jovita Tzul Organization Indigenous Peoples Law Firm Activity Defense of the right to access to justice; the rights of indigenous peoples. Attacks experienced Attempted arbitrary arrest; excessive use of force. THE FACTS – On Monday morning, February 25th, the K’iche’ lawyer and human rights defender Jovita Tzul was approached outside the Center for the Administration […]

27 February 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Physical attack and hate crime against defenders Andrea and Lucía Ixchiu

Andrea Ixchiu and Lucía Ixchiu Organization Festivales Solidarios (Solidarity Festivals) Activity Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (DESC) Attacks experienced Physical attack and hate crime THE FACTS – On Saturday, February 16th, during the mobilization dubbed “Artists in Action against Corruption and Impunity,” women defenders Andrea and Lucía Ixchiu, along with Citizens’ Assembly member José Hernández, were […]

19 February 2019