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NASRIN SOTOUDEH: We demand her release!

Nasrin Sotoudeh is an outstandian Iranian human rights attorney. She has been condemned to spend 38 years in prison and and to receive 148 lashes due to the work she does in defense of women’s rights and against legislation in Iran to compel use of the hijab. We of IM-Defensoras condemn her criminalization and join […]

15 March 2019

#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Eight women political prisoners launch hunger strike in La Esperanza prison

On Wednesday, February 27, eight women political prisoners in La Esperanza prison began an indefinite hunger strike to condemn the constant acts of humilliation and the cruel and inhuman treatment to which they are personally subjected, as previously denounced by IM-Defensoras. With their strike, they also challenge the government repression and para-police violence now being […]

8 March 2019

CALL TO ACTION – March 8th Free Women Political Prisoners in Nicaragua!

READ/DOWNLOAD CALL TO ACTION   CALL TO ACTION – March 8th Free Women Political Prisoners in Nicaragua! #SetThemFree Sister comrades, feminists, defenders, leaders, networks, organizations, collectives… This is a call to action in solidarity with women political prisoners in Nicaragua, who have been criminalized, persecuted, judicially prosecuted and convicted since April of 2018. During this time […]

7 March 2019

GOOD NEWS! Freedom and definitive acquittal for Lourdes Gómez and all other defenders of common assets in Guapinol

On Monday, March 4, the judge with national jurisdiction who was responsible for the criminalization of Lourdes Gómez and 11 other defenders of the commonly held goods in Guapinol, decreed their release and definitive acquittal due to the fact that neither the Prosecuting Attorney nor private parties had presented evidence of the participation of the […]

IM-Defensoras organizes Advocacy Week for Women Defenders at 40th Session of UN Human Rights Council

Between February 25th and March 1st, we worked with ISHR, Amnesty, AWID, JASS, and the Urgent Action Fund in organizing the Advocacy Week for Women Defenders at the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During the week, a group of women defenders and feminists from Palestine, Poland, Thailand, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Russia, Uganda, […]