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[PRONOUNCEMENT] COVID-19: In the midst of this crisis, it is urgent to halt authoritarianism and defend life, care, rights and human dignity.

Mesoamerica, March 20, 2020 – For the last few days, our embraces have become words of encouragement that fade into the distance. Uncertainty and distress mar the lives of people in situations of confinement and the lives of those who can’t afford the luxury of seeking refuge because poverty and injustice are epidemics that have […]

26 March 2020

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Health care and access to medicine denied to activist and political prisoner Esperanza Sánchez

María Esperanza Sánchez García Organization April 19 Civic Movement, Matagalpa Activity Social and political rights Attacks experienced Criminalization, imprisonment, denial of access to medicine and health care THE FACTS – On Tuesday, March 24, the activist and political prisoner Maria Esperanza Sánchez suffered an asthma attack and a high blood pressure crisis while being held […]

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Social network users post threats, hate speech, and incitements to sexual violence against Kenia Gutiérrez

Kenia María Gutiérrez Gómez Organization Campesino Movement Activity Defense of land, territory and natural resources Attacks experienced Threats, hate speech, incitements to sexual violence THE FACTS – During the last few days, various users of social networks have resorted to hate speech in publications and comments that accuse, threaten, and even incite sexual violence against […]

24 March 2020

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Student leader Dolly Mora threatened, harassed and expelled from university

Dolly Mora Organization Civic Alliance Activity Economic, social and cultural rights Attacks experienced Expulsion from university, threats and police harassment THE FACTS – On Friday, March 13, the authorities of the Polytechnic University of Nicaragua decreed the expulsion of student leader Dolly Mora. As the UPOLI Rector acknowledged in a telephone conversation with the leader, […]

22 March 2020

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Activist Aleyda Huete arbitrarily arrested and criminalized during Covid-19 curfew

Aleyda Huete Organization Bastión del sur (Southern Bastion) Activity Social, economic and political rights THE FACTS – On Tuesday morning, March 17, National Police agents arbitrarily arrested defender Aleyda Huete in her home and took her to the offices of the Choluteca Police Bureau of Investigations. A few hours later, a judge released her on […]

19 March 2020