#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Psychological torture and cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment of political prisoner Neyma Hernández

Neyma Elizabeth Hernández Ruiz Activity Political prisoner; social and political rights Attacks experienced Arbitrary arrest; criminalization; psychological torture; cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment THE FACTS – On Thursday, December 12, Neyma Hernández, who suffers from several illnesses including hyperthyroidism and heart trouble, fainted and underwent a deterioration of her health. Since then she has been subjected to […]

19 December 2019

[STATEMENT] 29N 2019 International Women Human Rights Defenders Day: In turbulent times Mesoamerican defenders sow seeds of change

Mesoamerica, November 29, 2019 – The day dawns in an Abya Yala experiencing turbulent times. In uprisings for democracy and social justice, our sisters in Chile, Colombia and Bolivia are facing brutal repression by their governments, while authoritarianism, neoliberal policies, extractivism and religious fundamentalisms sweep the region in a blatant display of racism and misogyny. […]

2 December 2019

ALERT TO THE INTERNACIONAL COMMUNITY: Today pain and rage pierce the skin of our Latin America once more

We demand an end to the violence, repression, and hate speech in the region. Our Latin America, our Abya Yala, is going through turbulent times. The repression, mutilation and disappearance of women’s bodies in Chile. The racism and religious fundamentalism leading to rapes and beatings of women wearing traditional skirts in Bolivia. The brutal murders of […]

19 November 2019


17 November 2019