#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Defamation, criminalization and false accusations against feminist activist and communicator Briseida Milián

Briseida Milián OrganizationJusticia Ya (Justice Now) ActivitySocio-political rights, women’s rights, the right to information and freedom of expression Attacks experienced Defamation, criminalization and false accusations THE FACTS – Last January 7th, in social networks and national news media such as Channel 7 TV, a vídeo with manipulative, defamatory information was shown that singled out and falsely identified […]

14 January 2019

#UrgentAlert GUATEMALA / Government announces immediate recision of accord signed with UN to create CICIG

On Monday, January 7th, the Guatemalan government communicated to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, its intention to unilaterally and imminently rescind the agreement signed with the UN in 2007 for the creation of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). This took place in a context of an intense campaign […]

11 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 […]

8 January 2019


The Guatemalan government has decreed the expulsion from the country of eleven members of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), who work in the investigation and litigation of high-impact cases in the country. The government has revoked their visas and diplomatic credentials, withdrawn their immunity and given them 72 hours to leave the […]

20 December 2018

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Two-and-a-half-year prison sentences given to women defenders criminalized for defending the right to housing in “Brisas del Mirador” settlement

Aura Margarita Valenzuela, Mariela Alvarez Sucup and Maria Magdalena Zarat Cuzán Organization National Coordinating Association of Settlers in Marginalized Areas of Guatemala (ACONAPAMG) Activity The right to housing Attacks experienced Arbitrary arrest, Criminalization and Judicial prosecution THE FACTS – As reported in the WHRD Alerts of March 5th and September 7th, 2017, defenders Aura Margarita Valenzuela, […]

9 November 2018