PBI-Honduras at courthouse as DESA dam company executive found guilty of murder of Lenca defender Berta Cáceres

The Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project was present outside the courthouse in Tegucigalpa today awaiting the ruling on David Castillo in the murder of Lenca land defender and COPINH co-founder Berta Cáceres. The Guardian now reports: “A US-trained former Honduran army intelligence officer who was the president of an internationally-financed hydroelectric Read more…

Ruling on Monday July 5 in the trial of David Castillo for the murder of Lenca environmental defender Berta Cáceres

Outside the courthouse in Tegucigalpa, April 29. On July 2, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “The ruling in the trial of David Castillo, accused of the murder of #BertaCáceres, [will be] next Monday, July 5.” This follows the tweet from the Judicial Power of Honduras (CSJ) that stated: “Room I of the #TribunalSentenciaNacional Read more…

Peace Brigades International joins with 300+ organizations in call for an end to police violence in Colombia

CSPP lawyer Óscar Eduardo Ramírez. On July 1, Peace Brigades International joined with 300+ organizations – including the Committee in Solidarity with Political Prisoners, Educa Oaxaca, Witness for Peace, FIAN Colombia, Global Exchange, IFOR Netherlands, Protection International, RIDH, Latin America Working Group, and many others – in an urgent appeal Read more…

PBI and RIDH present to UN Human Rights Council on police and military infringements on the freedom of peaceful assembly

Video of Kim-Mai Vu, PBI-Switzerland advocacy coordinator. On July 1, Peace Brigades International delivered an oral statement in collaboration with the International Network of Human Rights (RIDH) at the UN Human Rights Council during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies the #CasoDiarioMilitar as first statement hearings continue

Image by Telesur. On July 1, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted on Facebook: “PBI accompanies the #CasoDiarioMilitar.” That post included text from Famdegua (the Association of Family Members of the Detained and Disappeared of Guatemala) that noted: “Judge Miguel Angel Gálvez postpones hearing for tomorrow, July 2, 9:00 am, Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies Municipal Committee of Tocoa media conference that presents technical report on impact of mine access road on Guapinol River

Image by STN Honduras. On July 1, PBI-Honduras posted: “PBI accompanied the press conference convened by the Municipal Committee of Tocoa with the representation of the Guapinol communities, and the 13 communities in the San Pedro sector, neighborhoods and colonies of Tocoa, in the presentation of the Technical Report in Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanied Espacio OSC demands action following the murder of two Indigenous Yaqui water protectors

Yaqui water protectors Tomás Rojo Valencia and Luis Urbano Domínguez. Espacio OSC is drawing attention to the murders of Yaqui water protectors Tomás Rojo Valencia and Luis Urbano Domínguez Mendoza, as well as journalists Saúl Tijerina, Enrique García and Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera. NBC has reported: “Rojo Valencia disappeared May 27 Read more…