PBI-Mexico accompanies reconnaissance activities in Oaxaca in the continuing search for EPR members Edmundo Reyes Amaya and Gabriel Alberto Cruz Sánchez

Photo by Noticias Oaxaca NVI. This media release highlights: “The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared Until They Are Found, together with their legal representation and the accompaniment of the Cerezo Mexico Committee and Peace Brigades International, carried out this week reconnaissance activities in different spaces of the Read more…

Rita, a film based on the Hogar Seguro fire, to premiere at Montreal film festival, July 25

The film “Rita” will be shown at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal on July 25 starting at 6:50 pm (18:50). The screening will be hosted by Jayro Bustamante, a Guatemalan film director and screenwriter. On the film festival website, Kat Ellinger writes: “[The] story [is] based on a Read more…

Read the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project Annual Report 2023

The Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project has just released its Annual Report 2023. You can read that in English here. Their annual report highlights: “Our mission is to protect action spaces for human rights defenders who are targeted by violent acts because of their work in defending and promoting human rights Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanied Espacio OSC highlights Canada’s recommendation on the protection of journalists and human rights defenders

The Civil Society Organization (OSC) Space (Espacio) for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists has highlighted Canada’s recommendation to Mexico on the protection of human rights defenders and journalists during the Universal Periodic Review (examen periódico universal) at the United Nations earlier this year. They have tweeted: “In Read more…

PBI-Kenya supports call for police accountability following the deaths of more than 40 people at recent protests

Video still: Reuters news report, July 16, 2024. The BBC reports: “Kenya’s police chief [Inspector General] Japhet Koome has resigned [on Friday July 12], following weeks of violent protests against proposed tax hikes in which more than 40 people died. Human rights groups have accused police of shooting dozens of Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Jennifer Harbury and FAMDEGUA at hearing in the case of Efrain Everardo Bámaca

PBI-Guatemala has posted: “Today #PBI accompanies Jennifer Harbury and [the Association of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared of Guatemala – FAMDEGUA] to a deposition hearing in Jennifer’s #BámacaCase. Jennifer initiated a search for the whereabouts of her husband, guerrilla leader Efrain Everardo Bámaca, beginning with his disappearance alive in Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies FAMDEGUA and Jennifer Harbury at hearing on death of Efrain Bamaca Velasquez

On July 15, PBI-Guatemala posted: “Tomorrow #PBIaccompanies Jennifer Harbury and [the Association of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared of Guatemala] FAMDEGUA Guatemala in the #Bámaca case.” The Bámaca case refers to Efrain Bamaca Velasquez, an Indigenous Maya-Mam man. In 1990, Bámaca had risen to the rank of commander of Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies CEHPRODEC on a visit to communities in the municipality of San Esteban in Olancho

On July 12, PBI-Honduras posted: “In recent days, we accompanied @Cehprodechn on a visit to communities in the municipality of San Esteban (Olancho). We highlight the tireless work of CEHPRODEC to promote food sovereignty and #agroecology in the communities of the department of #Olancho.” In October 2019, Defensores en linea reported: Read more…

RCMP C-IRG violence not reported in Canada’s voluntary national review on the SDGs to the United Nations

Dramatic Video Shows Militarized Canadian Police Raid Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders & Journalists (Democracy Now!, November 24, 2021). United Nations member states, including Canada, adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 with the target of accomplishing them by 2030. Sustainable Development Goal 16 promises to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for Read more…

PBI-Kenya accompanied Kayole Community Justice Centre calls for ratification of International Convention on enforced disappearances

In its most recent e-newsletter, PBI-Kenya notes: “Perpetua Kariuki, human rights defender from Kayole Community Justice Centre, and Bernard Gachie of PBI Kenya embarked on an advocacy tour across Europe to highlight the state of human rights in Kenya. Their journey took them through Switzerland, The Netherlands and Germany, where Read more…