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#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Arbitrary arrest and criminalization of defender Haydeé Castillo

Haydeé Castillo Organization Leadership Institute of the Segovias, Segovian Women’s Movement Activity Women’s rights; political, environmental and territorial rights Attacks experienced Arbitrary arrest, criminalization THE FACTS – On Sunday October 14th, at the Managua airport, Haydeé Castillo was forced to get off of her American Airlines Flight and then arrested and taken to the prison known […]

17 October 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Arbitrary arrest of more than 20 women human rights defenders and demonstrators reclaiming right to peaceful protest

Women human rights defenders and demonstrators exercize right to rally peacefully Activity Defense of human and political rights Attack experienced Arbitrary arrest THE FACTS – On Sunday morning October 14th in Managua, the National Police arbitrarily arrested more than 20 persons engaged in the right to hold a peaceful demonstration demanding freedom for political prisoners in […]

15 October 2018

IM-DEFENSORAS STRONGLY CONDEMS THE REPRESSION AND ARBITRARY DETENTION OF PROTESTERS IN NICARAGUA ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 2018

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  Mesoamérica, October 15th, 2018 – The Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras) joins the international community in condemning the arbitrary detention with excessive use of force on protesters that were about to participate in a demonstration this past Sunday, October 14th, in Managua. The detention took place during a demonstration to demand […]

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Criminalization and eviction threats against defenders of right to water in Tocoa, Colón

Miriam Janeth Mejía Cruz and Lourdes Elizabeth Gómez Rodas Organization Municipal Defense Committee of Public Communal Assets in Tocoa, Colón Activity Defense of communal assets Attacks Criminalization THE FACTS – According to information available to the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, as of September 13th, an arrest warrant has existed for eighteen […]

9 October 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Arbitrary detention with excessive use of force against Doña Coquito and two other elderly women

Miriam del Socorro Matus (Doña Coquito) Activity Political rights, Right to peaceful protest Attacks Arbitrary detention and excessive use of force THE FACTS – On Sunday morning September 30th, Doña Coquito, age 78, along with two other women of advanced age whose identities are unknown to us, were detained by the Nicaraguan police when they participated […]

2 October 2018