PBI-Canada co-organizing webinar seeking field volunteers for PBI-Colombia, February 26

PBI-Colombia is seeking new field volunteers! We are working with them and PBI-United Kingdom on a webinar to encourage applications. The deadline to apply is Saturday March 2. To learn more about this, join us on Monday February 26 to hear Marie Zeller, a former field volunteer, and German Romero, Read more…

PBI-Canada webinar on Gitxsan and Gitanyow Resistance to Colonial Mega Projects, March 5

On March 5th at 5.30PM PT join us to get an hour-long update on Gitxsan and Gitanyow resistance to heavy industry. Kolin Sutherland-Wilson, Tara Marsden, Kai Nagata and Maryam Adrangi will share leadership, analysis and movement-building perspective as three new pipelines are proposed, RCMP Community-Industry Response Group (C-IRG) funding expands, Read more…

PBI-Honduras observes protest by Lenca community of Tierras del Padre criminalized for “usurpation” of ancestral lands

On February 20, PBI-Honduras posted: “We celebrate the closing of the process against the 11 people from the Lenca community of Tierras del Padre criminalized for the crime of usurpation. On February 16, when the final letters of freedom were granted to the defenders in the Criminal Court in Tegucigalpa, Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanies family of Náhuatl land defender Samir Flores on the fifth anniversary of his murder

On February 20, PBI-Mexico posted: “It has been 5 years since the murder of Samir Flores. We remember Samir as one of the referents of the work in defense of #human rights and indigenous peoples in Mexico. From @PBI_Mexico we accompany his family today in the community of Amilcingo.” Latinus Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Maya Q’eqchi’ defender Lesbia Artola of the CCDA-Verapaces to the Public Ministry

PBI-Guatemala has posted: “On Thursday [February 15], PBI accompanied the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) of the Verapaces, to a summons issued by the MP [Public Ministry] to the Cobán District Prosecutor’s Office, in relation to a complaint against one of its members. Concern continues over the alarming increase Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CAJAR lawyer Reynaldo Villalba during the fraud and bribery trial of former president’s lawyer Diego Cadena

PBI-Colombia has posted: “We accompanied @ReynaldVillalba of @Ccajar [the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective] in the framework of the proceedings related to the trial being carried out against lawyer Cadena. Guarantees are urgently needed in the climate of defamation and threats.” Diego Javier Cadena Ramírez was Álvaro Uribe’s lawyer. Uribe Read more…

PBI-Colombia seeks new field volunteers, deadline to apply is March 2

The Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project has posted this call for field volunteers to accompany organizations, defenders and communities for a period of 18 months. Key dates include: March 2 – deadline to apply March 4-30 – 90-minute personal interviews with applicants May 8-12 – five-day virtual training/selection meeting June-July – Read more…

PBI-Honduras welcomes acquittal of Henry Bonilla, opposes criminalization of the national strike

PBI-Honduras has posted: “We attended the trial of Henry Bonilla, accused of the burning of the US embassy, at a demonstration in 2019. He was acquitted and exonerated of all responsibility. We celebrate the work of the @defencofadeh for #HumanRights and against the criminalization of the national strike.” Defensoresenlinea.com further Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies investigative journalist Claudia Julieta Duque at meeting with Swedish Embassy

PBI-Colombia has posted: “In meeting with human rights defender journalist @JulieDuque1 and Rickard Lunnerdal @SwedeninCOL. We share concerns about security incidents due to surveillance and monitoring. PBI continues to accompany some court cases that are close to statute of limitations. #FightAgainstImpunity” Duque then tweeted: “Many thanks to @PBIColombia for facilitating Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Maya Kaqchikel community journalist Noma Sancir at hearing on illegal detention by police

PBI-Guatemala has posted: “#PBI accompanies community journalist Maya Kaqchikel Norma Sancir in the closing hearing of findings of the oral and public debate and resolution reading. The judge of the Chiquimula Criminal Sentence Court sentenced a commissioner and two policemen to 3 years and 9 months in prison switchable to Read more…

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