#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Serious state of health reported for political prisoner Mayela Cruz

Last night, February 9, political prisoner Mayela Cruz suffered a pre-heart attack due to blood pressure complications, and was transferred from the preliminary detention cells of the Somoto police department to the Juan Antonio Brenes hospital in that city. Mayela was arrested in her own home last December 10, after joining a community protest to […]

11 February 2020

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Police harass and surveil home of lawyer and defender Yonarqui Martínez

Yonarqui Martínez García Activity Lawyer and human rights defender of women political prisoners Attacks experienced Surveillance and harassment THE FACTS – Since late in the afternoon until 4 o’clock in the morning of Sunday February 9, police agents surveilled the home of lawyer and human rights defender Yonarqui Martínez, where she lives with young children. […]

10 February 2020

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Arbitrary arrest, imprisonment and torture of activist María Esperanza Sánchez

María Esperanza Sánchez García Organization April 19 Civic Movement, Matagalpa Activity Social and political rights Attacks experienced Arbitrary arrest, criminalization, torture, cruel and inhuman treatment THE FACTS – On the night of January 26, the activist María Esperanza Sánchez was arbitrarily arrested by the police. The arrest took place in a security house in which […]

8 February 2020

IACHR grants expanded precautionary measures to 17 women human rights defenders in Nicaragua

CEJIL, IM-Defensoras, December 31, 2019. Last December 31, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decided to broaden the precautionary measures for seventeen women human rights defenders in Nicaragua in recognition of their risk situation, urging the Nicaraguan government to protect their lives and integrity and those of their families. In its resolution, the Commission […]

3 February 2020

Human rights organizations recognize OHCHR’s work in Honduras

Last January 23rd, dozens of organizations that make up the Coalition against Impunity and Convergence against Continuance, among them the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders, held a press conference to express support and recognition for the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, OHCHR, in response to its Report on Human […]