[Urgent Alert] MESOAMERICA / Stop the violence and hate speech against migrants! Regional governments must guarantee safe, humanitarian passage to the Migrant Caravan.
On Sunday, January 17th, the Guatemalan Army used violence, including a major tear gas attack, to obstruct the journey of a migrant caravan that set out from Honduras on January 15th. According to several different estimates, the caravan is made up of approximately 9,000 people, including many women, children, youth, and human rights defenders. Different […]
Dear Marisela, ten years after the brutal murder that took your life and left us without a human rights defender who knew how to go up against power, we write these lines to you with an aching heart and a renewed demand for justice for you and all mothers searching for their disappeared daughters, struggling […]
[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / Police use force against protesters two years after the search, closure and confiscation of material from offices of human rights organizations and news media.
This Monday the National Police used force to repress a group of people who had come together outside the offices of the Confidencial newspaper to express their opposition to the acts that took place two years ago, December 14, 2019, when the Police violently broke into and searched these offices as well as those of […]
[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / The National Police, paramilitary groups, and local authorities intensify threats, harassment, and criminalization against human rights defenders, independent news media, activists, and opposition leaders.
Since the first of December, a number of defenders, activists, and journalists from independent news media have denounced police harassment and restriction of movement, including orders to refrain from leaving their homes, backed up with the establishment of police squads carrying arms of war (AK47). There are also reports of the reception by women defenders […]
[Urgent Alert] HONDURAS / Murder of young Garifuna defender Laura Carolina Valentín Dolmo, OFRANEH member
On Tuesday, November 24th, the lifeless body of young Garifuna defender Laura Carolina Valentín Dolmo, 32 years of age and a member of the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), was found in the Danto River in the city of Ceiba with signs indicating that she had been murdered. OFRANEH reports that “the cadaver is […]