#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

International Organisations Establish ‘International Observatory of the Human Rights Situation in Nicaragua’

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  April 18, 2018 marked a watershet moment in the recent history of Nicaragua, with the outbreak of a political and social crisis that has seriously impacted the respect for and guarantee of human rights of the Nicaraguan people. Nine months since the start of the human rights crisis, state repression against protesters, leaders, […]

#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

#CallToAction NICARAGUA / We demand immediate freedom for Ruth Matute

The life of Ruth Matute, who was arbitrarily arrested in October, 2018, is in danger due to her critical state of health. She suffers from heart failure and just had emergency surgery to replace her pacemaker that no longer worked. WE CALL ON THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO PRESSURE THE NICARAGUAN GOVERNMENT TO GRANT HER IMMEDIATE […]

10 January 2019