Channel 2 journalist José Alberto Tejada meets with IACHR Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression

Photo: Pedro Vaca Villarreal is the IACHR Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression. In the lower right-hand corner is Javier Garate of PBI-Colombia. On August 23, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ (IACHR) Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression tweeted: “Today the [Special Rapporteur] listened to the Read more…

PBI-Colombia highlights CCEEU, CJL & CSPP report on illegal state intelligence activities

On August 24, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Report delivered to @JEP_Colombia highlights ‘persecution and extermination of groups in #Colombia through the use of intelligence and illegal counterintelligence, which is still current policy’.” This statement notes: “The Colombia-Europe-United States Coordination network, the Corporation for Judicial Freedom (CJL) and the Committee for Solidarity with Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanies Peoples’ Front at right to water protest against PIM megaproject at Conagua office in Cuernavaca

Photo: This banner has the image of Indigenous Náhuatl defender Samir Flores, a member of the Peoples’ Front, was killed in February 2019 after receiving death threats for his opposition to the PIM megaproject. On August 23, PBI-Mexico posted: “In front of the National Water Commission (Conagua) in Cuernavaca, campesinos Read more…

RCMP violence against Indigenous land defenders and settler allies at Fairy Creek old-growth forest blockades

Photo still from Sii-am Hamilton’s Instagram post. On August 21, Stó:lō and Nuučaan̓uuɫɁatḥ land defender Sii-am Hamilton posted: “The RCMP ripped hair out of [T’Sou-ke land defender Kati George-Jim] head when they dragged her body across the pavement.” “This police officer proceeded to climb on top of her body and Read more…