Nelly Roque

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Smear campaign against released political activist Nelly Roque

Nelly Roque Activity Released political activist THE FACTS – Nelly Roque, a released political activist in Nicaragua, is the victim of a smear campaign and digital attacks by unknown persons. Nelly has suffered persecution and threats since her release from prison on March 15, 2019. Ever since the first of this year, the defender has […]

2 July 2020

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Persistence of harassment, threats, and infingements on the rights, integrity and health of attorney Yonarqui Martínez

Yonarqui Martínez García Activity Attorney and human rights defender THE FACTS – This June, the attorney and human rights defender Yonarqui Martínez has received threats in social media due to her accompaniment of political prisoners in the context of the Nicaraguan sociopolitical crisis of 2018. Coupled with this, she has experienced health problems stemming from […]

24 June 2020
Elizabeth Montaño defensora y médica trans

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Trans doctor and rights defender killed in Morelos

Elizabeth Montaño Activity The right to health: LGBTIQ+ community rights THE FACTS – Trans defender Elizabeth Montaño was killed this month in Morelos. She was a general practitioner and defender of the right to medical attention in Social Security clinics and hospitals for persons of the LGBTQI+ community. She also organized educational processes and projects […]

22 June 2020

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / After a smear campaign, threats, and virtual harassment, pneumologist is fired for distributing COVID-19 protective equipment

María Exania Lagos Rugama Organization Estelí Civic Alliance Activity Right to health FACTS – On 9 June, the Nicaraguan Health Ministry (Minsa) notified Dr. María Lagos of her dismissal from the San Juan de Dios public hospital in Estelí, where she had been working as a pediatric pneumologist for 28 years. According to the Doctor, […]

15 June 2020

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Intimidation of Claudia Zenteno and shut down of her home in Xochimilco, Mexico City

Claudia Zenteno Activity: Defense of land, territory, and the environment FACTS – On 10 June, public officials from the Xochimilco Mayor’s Office went to the home of WHRD Claudia Zenteno, accused her of having a clandestine water supply, and on the following day – 11 June – proceeded to seal off the home. This took […]