[WHRD Alert] GUATEMALA / Maya K’iche journalist Anastasia Mejía target of arrest, criminalization, smear campaign and home search

Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz Activity The right to information and freedom of expression Organization Xol Abaj Radio and Xol Abaj TV THE FACTS – On Tuesday afternoon, September 22, Agents of the Specialized Division of Criminal Investigation arrested journalist Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz and Petrona Siy Castro in the town of Joyabaj, Quiché, in Guatemala. The arrest […]

24 September 2020

[WHRD Alert] GUATEMALA / Smear campaign, threats and harassment in social networks against journalists who make violence against women visible

Pía Flores, Jody García, Kimberly López and Francelia Solano Activity The rights to information and freedom of expression  THE FACTS – For the last nine months, journalists Pía Flores, Jody García, Kimberly López and Francelia Solano have been the targets of a smear campaign, threats, insults and harassment in social networks.  The attacks began with […]

21 September 2020

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Chihuahuan police close seamstress workshop and detain more than 50 people, mainly women and children of the Bosques de San Elías Repechique community, along with women human rights defenders.

Rarámuri women defenders; Community of Rarámuri Bosques de San Elías Repechique  Activity Defense of land, territory, natural resources and the rights of indigenous peoples  THE FACTS – Last August 13, Chihuahua state police agents burst into the assembly hall where the seamstress workshop Bowe Najativo is being constructed; shut down the workshop, and threatened rights […]

9 September 2020

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Ongoing campaign of slander, disparagement, threats and criminalization against women defenders of territory and indigenous rights in the state of Querétaro

Estela Hernández Jiménez and Sara Hernández Jiménez Activity Defense of land, territory, natural resources, the right to education, the rights of indigenous peoples and women’s right to political and community participation.   THE FACTS – Since 2019, the hñähñu indigenous defenders Estela Hernández Jiménez and Sara Hernández Jiménez have been targets of a campaign of disqualifications, […]

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Denial of the right to defense and arbitrary prolongation of judicial proceedings against Karla Escobar, imprisoned under precarious conditions affecting her physical and psychological health

Karla Escobar Activity Defense of human rights THE FACTS – Last Thursday, September 3, the trial against defender and political prisoner Karla Escobar was arbitrarily postponed. Karla has been criminalized and imprisoned in the women’s prison known as “La Esperanza” (Hope) in Tipitapa, Managua, ever since her illegal arrest last April 30 in Masaya. Her right […]