Guatemala

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Racist insults and hate speech on social networks against Sandra Xinico, defender of indigenous rights and Op-ed columnist

SANDRA XINICO Activity Defender of indigenous peoples’ rights; Op-ed columnist Attacks experienced Racist insults on social networks; hate speech THE FACTS– Sandra Xinico is a Kaqchikel Maya woman, defender of the rights of indigenous peoples, and an Op-ed columnist for La Hora daily newspaper, where she analyzes and cuestions the prevailing structural racism in Guatemala. Sandra […]

9 July 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / ‘Cantera Los Manantiales’ security guards attack defender Irma Méndez

IRMA MÉNDEZ Organization Ch’orti’ New Day Central Indigenous Organizations Activity Defense of territory, land and natural resources Attacks experienced Physical attack THE FACTS – On Monday afternoon July 1st, security guards of the Cantera Los Manantiales Company resorted to violence including the use of firearms against persons engaged in peaceful resistance against mining in the La […]

4 July 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Defamation and threats against Rosario Tuyuc, defender of territory and the rights of women and youth.

Rosario Tuyuc Organization Oxlajuj Noj Council, Adimar Association Activity The rights of women and youth; territorial defense Attacks experienced Defamation and threats THE FACTS – Defender Rosario Tuyuc has received several anonymous e-mails in which her dignity is attacked with defamatory remarks, misogynous comments, and threats of a public smear campaign against her. Rosario Tuyuc […]

12 April 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Defender Claudia Samayoa criminalized for fighting corruption and impunity

Claudia Samayoa Organization Unit for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala (UDEFEGUA) Activity The right to defend rights Attacks experienced Criminalization THE FACTS– Claudia Samayoa, a rights defender with a long, widely recognized history of struggle both nationally and internationally, and defender José Martinez, a member of Justicia Ya (Justice Now), have been the […]

26 March 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Forced entry and theft of sensitive documentation and work equipment at offices of Women’s Sector for Political Alliance

Women’s Sector for Political Alliance Activity Women’s rights Attacks experienced Force entry of offices and seizure of documentation and work equipment THE FACTS – In the early morning hours of Friday, March 8th, unknown individuals broke into the headquarters of the Women’s Sector for Political Alliance and seized sensitive documentation including accounting records, and work equipment […]

12 March 2019