PBI-Kenya stands in solidarity with the human rights defenders injured and arrested at Saba Saba march in Nairobi

On July 7, PBI-Kenya tweeted: “We came to follow up on the health and safety of the 5 HRDs [human rights defenders] including @happyolal [Happy Olal] arrested today during #SabaSabaMarchForOurLives.” The Social Justice Centres Working Group has also tweeted: “The Convener of the Social Justice Centres Working Group Comrade @happyolal Read more…

PBI-Honduras observes town hall meeting in Trujillo where municipality is declared free of ZEDEs

On July 6, the Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project posted: “We observed the open town hall [cabildo] this Saturday, July 3 in the central square of the city of Trujillo, Colon where the municipality was declared free of ZEDEs.” PBI-Honduras adds: “Mayor Hector Mendoza highlighted the autonomy that municipalities have to Read more…

PBI-Canada calls on COP26 to recognize the crucial role of human rights defenders in addressing the global climate crisis

Samir Flores Soberanes (Mexico), Berta Zúniga Cáceres (Honduras), Bernardo Caal Xol (Guatemala) and Yuvelis Natalia Morales (Colombia). Environmental human rights defenders play a crucial role in addressing the global climate crisis. Many have been killed, suffered loss, been imprisoned and threatened. Their safety and agency to continue should be a Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies human rights law firm at #CasoDiairioMilitar hearing for former head of Police Special Operations Brigade

Photo by FAMDEGUA. On July 5, FAMDEGUA tweeted: “The continuation of the hearing of the first statement of Juan Francisco Cifuentes Cano and Eliseo Barrios Soto begins.” Prensa Comunitaria reports Cifuentes Cano was first chief of the Police Special Operations Brigade (BROE) and deputy director general of the National Police Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies law firm at hearing of 26 police officers accused in the death of 3 Q’eqchi’ community members

On July 5, PBI-Guatemala posted: “Today, PBI accompanied the Human Rights Law Firm (BDH) at the debate hearing on the Samococh case.” PBI-Guatemala then explains: “More than 20 PNC officers are accused of extrajudicial execution, non-compliance with duties and abuse of authority for having caused the death of three Q’eqchi’ Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanies the Paso del Norte Human Rights Centre in its search for the remains of disappeared persons

On July 5, PBI-Mexico posted: “PBI accompanies the human rights advocacy work performed by the Paso del Norte Human Rights Centre Ciudad Juarez [in the state of Chihuahua in northwestern Mexico that borders Texas and New Mexico].” PBI-Mexico adds: “We recognize your unrelenting work in search of missing persons in Read more…