#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

#UrgenAlert NICARAGUA / Police illegally break into home of Dora María Téllez

On Monday morning, January 7th, police agents illegally broke into the Ticuantepe home of the historic Sandinista activist and human rights defender Dora María Téllez. The defender reports that some of the agents were masked and that a drone flew over her house, which had been subjected to siege and surveillance for three months. We […]

9 January 2019

#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Political prisoner Ruth Matute’s state of health worsens

Ruth Matute, who is still being held prisoner after being arbitrarily arrested in October, 2018, has suffered from heart failure and uses a pacemaker. On Friday night, January 4th, it was necessary to move Ruth Matute from the women’s prison to the Carlos Humberto Huembes Police Hospital because her pacemaker ceased to function. If another […]

8 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 […]

#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