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[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Assailants Kill Defender Brenda Jazmín Beltrán of Women Warrior Searchers in Cajeme, Sonora.

According to information from the Attorney General’s Office in the state of Sonora, the body of defender Brenda Jazmín Beltrán Jaime was found on Sunday, July 17, with clear indications that she had been murdered.  Brenda Jazmín Beltrán Jaime, had been searching for her brother Luis Heraldo Beltrán Jaime, disappeared since November 1, 2018. She […]

25 July 2022

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Activist Luz Raquel Padilla Gutiérrez dies after being attacked and burned in Zapopan, Jalisco.

Luz Raquel Padilla Gutiérrez, a member of the Yo Cuido México (I Take Care of Mexico) Collective, was attacked in a public park on Sunday, June 17th, in Arcos de Zapopan, Jalisco, where assailants sprayed her with alcohol and set her on fire.  After two days in the hospital, the human rights defender died on […]

State of Nicaragua withdraws from the CAT review and calls it “Provocative”

Washington D.C. / Geneva, July 18, 2022-. The Committee Against Torture (CAT) summoned the State of Nicaragua to a review under the Convention against Torture and  Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on Thursday, July 14. The Nicaraguan delegation did not attend and, through a letter, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denis Moncada, […]

19 July 2022

TRAnSCENDING HATRED AND SYNDEMICS. Transfemicides of women defenders and the struggle for justice in Mesoamerica between 2020 and 2022.

The report “TRAnSCENDING HATRED AND SYNDEMICS. Transfemicides of women defenders and the struggle for justice in Mesoamerica between 2020 and 2022”, explains the alarming risk context that trans women defenders face in Mesoamerica:  From 2020 to today, at least 21 trans women defenders have been victims of transfemicides in this region.  Policies imposed by governments, […]

28 June 2022

[WHRD Alert] GUATEMALA / Defender Claudia Paz criminalized for investigating grave human rights violations and struggling against corruption as Guatemala’s Attorney General.

According to the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), last June 8th, the National Office for the Prevention of Torture and Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment filed a complaint against Claudia Paz y Paz. The former Attorney General is accused of “crimes of abuse of authority, torture, and usurpation of powers” related to her […]

15 June 2022