PBI-Honduras laments a police officer has not been sentenced in the femicide of Keyla Martinez in February 2021

Photo: PBI-Honduras accompanied the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) at the trial of police officer Jarol Perdomo; October 1, 2022. On February 14, PBI-Honduras posted: “Three years after the death of Keyla Martinez inside a police station, a sentence is still awaiting. According to her mother, Read more…

PBI-Mexico marks World Radio Day and celebrates the work of Indigenous communicators who defend territory

PBI-Mexico has posted: “This February 13th from @PBI_Mexico we celebrate the world radio day that has allowed the right to information and free expression. We give a recognition to community radios Cholollan Radio, Mi Radio Zacatepec Tlaxcalancingo and Radio Comunitaria Amiltzinko 100.7Fm that use this medium to inform communities and Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies trial of union member, students, professors who opposed fraudulent election of university rector

PBI-Guatemala has posted: “Last week, PBI accompanied the Human Rights Law Firm [BDH] to the hearing of first statement of 8 people criminalized in the case ‘USAC Takeover: Political Spoils’. The MP [Public Ministry] accuses students, unionists and professionals of depredation of cultural assets, aggravated usurpation, unlawful association and sedition Read more…

South Africa lodges ‘urgent request’ with International Court of Justice to consider if Israeli attack on Rafah breaches provisional orders

Photo: PBI-Canada was present at an emergency rally in Ottawa on February 12 following the Israeli airstrikes against Rafah earlier that morning. The Associated Press reports: “South Africa’s government said Tuesday [February 13] it had lodged an ‘urgent request’ with the U.N.’s International Court of Justice to consider whether Israel’s Read more…

Dutch Appeals Court rules the Netherlands must stop within 7 days the export of parts for F-35 fighter jets to Israel

Photo: An Israeli Air Force F-35I with four GBU-31s in the foreground. This morning, the Associated Press reports: “Judges in the Netherlands on Monday [February 12] ordered the Dutch government to halt the export of F-35 fighter jet parts to Israel, citing a clear risk of violations of international law. Read more…

Canada’s weapons sales may make it complicit of violations in international law, war crimes and genocide in Gaza

Video still: At least 67 Palestinians were killed and many others wounded by Israeli airstrikes and ground operations on Monday morning (2 am local time) in Rafah. This morning, the Associated Press reports: “Judges in the Netherlands on Monday [February 12] ordered the Dutch government to halt the export of Read more…

Spanish actors at Goya Awards say ‘Stop the arms trade’; what about the Junos and Canadian Screen Awards?

Photo: Actors Alba Flores and Ana Belén. Photo by Cordon Press/Europa Press. The Goya Awards (Premios Goya) are Spain’s annual film awards akin to the Canadian Screen Awards or the Academy Awards in the United States. This year the award ceremony was held on Saturday February 10 in Valladolid, a Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS as it tests water in Sabana de Torres impacted by wastewater discharges

On February 7, the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS) posted: “We continued with our environmental agenda in the territory, this time from the municipality of Sabana de Torres, Santander, making a technical visit of ocular inspection and in situ measurement of physicochemical parameters of the San Read more…

Concerns raised after Ottawa Police follow community members to underground parking lot after Gaza ceasefire protest

Still from ottawa4.palestine video. For seventeen consecutive weeks, thousands of Ottawa residents have gathered either on Parliament Hill or at the Human Rights Monument to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and express their solidarity with Palestine. While the presence of the police has always seemed disproportionate, there was Read more…

PBI-Canada concerned by threats against CREDHOS, FEDEPESAN and ACVC in the Magdalena Medio region of Colombia

Still from Enlace Noticias news report. From Canada we express our concern that the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS), the Federation of Santander Fishers for Tourism and Environment (FEDEPESAN), the Small-Scale Farmer Association of the Cimitarra River Valley (ACVC), and other social organizations have been threatened. Read more…

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