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[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Assailants in Sonora murder Aranza Ramos, who searched for her disappeared husband.

Gladys Aranza Ramos Gurrola Organization The Guerreras Buscadoras Collective  Activity The right to truth, justice and reparations On the night of Thursday, July 15, unknown individuals broke into the home of rights defender Aranza Ramos in the port city of Guaymas, Sonora, held her captive, and executed her. At the time, 28-year-old Aranza, the mother […]

21 July 2021

[WHRD Alert] HONDURAS / Garifuna defender belonging to OFRANEH detained, criminalized and sentenced to house arrest.

Silvia Bonilla Flores Organization Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) Activity Defense of the ancestral Garifuna territory  Last Wednesday June 16th, Silvia Bonilla Flores, a 73-year old defender of ancestral Garifuna territories, was detained by the National Police while riding on a bus in the town of El Porvenir in the Atlántida province. Silva was […]

21 June 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Police arbitrarily attack and retain AMA members; confiscate their belongings and materials commemorating the third anniversary of the Mother’s Day Massacre

Members of the Mothers of April Association (AMA) Activity The right to truth, justice and reparations. On Sunday afternoon, May 30, national police agents and armed civilians attacked members of the Mothers of April Association (AMA), who had just held a private event at the Central American University (UCA) in commemoration of the persons killed […]

1 June 2021

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / 74 young women students, mainly indigenous, were attacked, detained for five days, and criminalized for defending the right to education in Chiapas.

Students of the Mactumactzá Teacher Training School Activity Defense of the right to education without discrimination On Tuesday, May 18th, the Chiapas state police violently repressed approximately 250 students at the Mactumactzá Rural Teacher Training School. They had been protesting in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, with demands of conditions of access to education with equality and […]

25 May 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Nicaraguan women activists, journalists and human rights defenders experience prolonged situation of police harassment, surveillance and illegal home retentions.

Women activists, journalists and human rights defenders  Activity Right to defend rights, right to inform, social and political rights. Since last April 18th, in the context of the commemoration of the anniversary of the social uprising of 2018, the police harassment of women activists, journalists and human rights defenders has intensified. Such harassment has taken […]

30 April 2021