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[STATEMENT] Serious infringements of the right to mobilization and social protest persist in Nicaragua

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  Mesoamerica, May 28, 2019 – The march to free political prisoners called for Sunday, May 26th, could not be held due to the large-scale deployment of security forces and paramilitary groups that suppressed and inhibited people who intended to demonstrate peacefully. This repression occurred despite previous admonitions reiterated by international human rights entities […]

29 May 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Assailants kill APOMUH member Maricruz Tolvez in Choloma

MARICRUZ TOLVEZ Organization Association for Mutual Support among Women in Honduras (APOMUH) Activity Women’s rights Attack experienced MURDER THE FACTS – Around 2 pm on Saturday, May 25th, defender Maricruz Tolvez was killed in Choloma, Cortés. According to information provided by the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, the defender was at her […]

27 May 2019

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Threats of death and sexual violence against ICW-Latina’s Arely Cano and family members

ARELY CANO Organization International Community of Women with HIV (ICW – Latina) Activity Rights of persons living with HIV Attacks experienced Threats of death and sexual violence THE FACTS – The Secretary General of ICW-Latina, Arely Cano, has denounced that ever since she publicly reported the serious problem of a shortage of medicine for HIV […]

26 May 2019

[STATEMENT] #SetThemFree Campaign / Nicaragua: We demand freedom for all political prisoners and an end to acts of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment perpetrated against them

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 – On Monday, May 20th, we received news of the release of 100 persons being held as political prisoners in Nicaragua, 8 of whom are women: Aleyda del Socorro Castro Membreño, María Adilia Peralta Cerrato, Jeysi Junieth Lagos, Yamileth del Carmen Gutiérrez Moncada, Tania Verónica Muñoz Pavón, Kenia María […]

22 May 2019

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Kidnapping, forced disappearance and torture of student leader Zayda Hernández

ZAYDA HERNÁNDEZ Organization April 19th University Movement Activity Social and political rights Attacks experienced Kidnapping, forced disappearance, torture THE FACTS – Last Friday, May 17th, defender Zayda Hernández was arbitrarily kidnapped near the Managua Cathederal while she was participating in a protest against the murder of political prisoner Eddy Montes Praslin. On Sunday afternoon, May 19th, […]

21 May 2019