#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Arbitrary retention of vehicle and harassment of Miriam Miranda and OFRANEH members

Miriam Miranda Organization National Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) Actividad Defense of territory and rights of Garifuna people Attacks experienced Arbitrary retention of vehicle; harassment THE FACTS – On Wednesday, January 16th, on the Saba-Racoa highway near Guapinol, military personnel intercepted the vehicle in which defender and OFRANEH Coordinator Miriam Miranda was traveling to Vallecito […]

18 January 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Defamation, criminalization and false accusations against feminist activist and communicator Briseida Milián

Briseida Milián OrganizationJusticia Ya (Justice Now) ActivitySocio-political rights, women’s rights, the right to information and freedom of expression Attacks experienced Defamation, criminalization and false accusations THE FACTS – Last January 7th, in social networks and national news media such as Channel 7 TV, a vídeo with manipulative, defamatory information was shown that singled out and falsely identified […]

14 January 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Campaign of disparagement, defamation and accusations against defenders and journalists who support the CICIG

Ada Valenzuela, Iduvina Hernández, Brenda Hernández ActivityThe right to defend rights, women’s rights, right to information, and freedom of expression Attacks experiencedCampaign of disparagement, defamation and accusations THE FACTS – During recent weeks, the Guatemalan government has waged a campaign against the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), including illegal arbitrary actions such as […]

8 January 2019

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Nicaraguan government arbitrarily arrests, prosecutes, and decrees preventive detention for journalist Lucía Pineda

Lucía Pineda Ubau ActivityThe right to information and freedom of expression Attacks experiencedArbitrary arrest, criminalization, judicial prosecution THE FACTS – Lucía Pineda is a journalist with dual Nicaraguan and Costa Rican citizenship, who works for the channel 100% Noticias. On Friday, December 21st, police agents broke into the radio station and arrested her arbitrarily, along […]

3 January 2019

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Harassment and intimidation of AUN university activists

Mildred Rayo, Arianna Moraga, Karla Esquivell and Dolly Mora OrganizationNicaraguan University Alliance (AUN) ActivityPolitical rights AttacksHarassment, threats, intimidation THE FACTS – On Wednesday, December 18th, after having participated the day before in a mobilization to free political prisoners in Nicaragua, an action that was widely covered in the news media, university activists Mildred Rayo, Arianna Moraga, […]

21 December 2018