#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Police harassment of defenders Mirtha Gutiérrez and Angélica Álvarez, members of Protection International

Mirtha Gutiérrez and Angélica Álvarez Organization International Protection (PI) Activity The right to defend rights; Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (DESC) Attack experienced Police harassment THE FACTS – Around 9:40 pm on Tuesday, November 12, defenders Mirtha Gutiérrez and Angélica Álvarez were at home with International Protection member José Herrera, and Allan Alvarenga, a lawyer for […]

14 November 2019

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Attorney and human rights defender, Yonarqui Martínez, target of threats, harassment, and shots fired into her home

Yonarqui Martínez García Activity Attorney and human rights defender of political prisoners Attacks experienced Attack on home, harassment and threats THE FACTS – On Monday night, November 4, unknown assailants fired at least four shots into the home of , Yonarqui Martínez. At the time of the attack, the defender was inside her house with her […]

7 November 2019

#WHRDAlert MEXICO / Yucatan court lets attempted homicide of Sandra Peniche go unpunished

Sandra Peniche Quintal Organization Humanitarian Services in Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Defense of sexual and reproductive rights Attacks experienced Attempted homicide; violation of the right to truth, justice and reparation THE FACTS – On March 13, 2018, Sandra Peniche was the target of attempted homicide by an assailant who attacked her with a knife. The […]

31 October 2019

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Police intimidation and harassment, infringement of the right to protest, and hate speech against feminists in Matagalpa

Matagalpa Women’s Collective Activity Women’s human rights Attacks experienced Police intimidation and harassment, infringement of the right to protest, hate speech, defamation, and criminalization THE FACTS – On Wednesday afternoon October 23, feminists in Matagalpa initiated an artistic action outside the offices of Radio Vos and the Matagalpa Women’s Collective to denounce more than 50 femicides […]

25 October 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Assailants kill Garifuna defender and OFRANEH member María Digna Montero

María Digna Montero Organization National Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) Activity Defender of territory and Garifuna culture Attack experienced MURDER THE FACTS – On Saturday afternoon October 12, María Digna Montero was killed in the patio of her home in the Garifuna community of Cuzuna in the town of Iriona, Colón, Honduras. According to information […]

14 October 2019