Guatemala

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Surveillance, persecution and intimidation of Helen Mack, Director of the Myrna Mack Foundation

Helen Mack Organization Myrna Mack Foundation Activity The right to truth and justice Attacks experienced Surveillance, persecution and intimidation THE FACTS – On Thursday night, January 17th, defender Helen Mack, the Director of the Myrna Mack Foundation, was the target of surveillance, persecution and intimidation after participating in a public act in Guatemala City. Four armed […]

21 January 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Defamation, criminalization and false accusations against feminist activist and communicator Briseida Milián

Briseida Milián OrganizationJusticia Ya (Justice Now) ActivitySocio-political rights, women’s rights, the right to information and freedom of expression Attacks experienced Defamation, criminalization and false accusations THE FACTS – Last January 7th, in social networks and national news media such as Channel 7 TV, a vídeo with manipulative, defamatory information was shown that singled out and falsely identified […]

14 January 2019

#UrgentAlert GUATEMALA / Government announces immediate recision of accord signed with UN to create CICIG

On Monday, January 7th, the Guatemalan government communicated to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, its intention to unilaterally and imminently rescind the agreement signed with the UN in 2007 for the creation of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). This took place in a context of an intense campaign […]

11 January 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Campaign of disparagement, defamation and accusations against defenders and journalists who support the CICIG

Ada Valenzuela, Iduvina Hernández, Brenda Hernández ActivityThe right to defend rights, women’s rights, right to information, and freedom of expression Attacks experiencedCampaign of disparagement, defamation and accusations THE FACTS – During recent weeks, the Guatemalan government has waged a campaign against the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), including illegal arbitrary actions such as […]

8 January 2019

#UrgentAlert GUATEMALA / GOVERNMENT DECREES ILLEGAL EXPULSION OF 11 CICIG MEMBERS FROM COUNTRY

The Guatemalan government has decreed the expulsion from the country of eleven members of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), who work in the investigation and litigation of high-impact cases in the country. The government has revoked their visas and diplomatic credentials, withdrawn their immunity and given them 72 hours to leave the […]

20 December 2018