PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Human Rights Law Firm as former head of military intelligence granted house arrest in Military Diary Case

On November 28, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies the Human Rights Law Firm at the hearing of review of alternative measures of Toribio Acevedo Ramirez in the #MilitaryDiaryCase. Preventive detention was revoked and house arrest was ordered with the ability to commute in the municipalities of Zacapa, Guatemala and San Lucas Read more…

PBI-Guatemala visits criminalized Maya Q’eqchi’ defenders Jorge Coc and Marcelino Xol in prison in Cobán, Alta Verapaz

On November 28, PBI-Guatemala posted: “#PBI accompanies. Today we visited Jorge Coc and Marcelino Xol, criminalized defenders of the land and prisoners at the Coban Preventive Detention Center.” In their December 2021 monthly update, PBI-Guatemala explained: “Jorge Coc Coc and Marcelino Xol Cucul [are] human rights defenders and community leaders Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS as Amnesty International Secretary General visits the San Silvestre wetlands

On November 27, CREDHOS tweeted: “Agnes Callamard Secretary General of @amnistia International is in #Colombia for the first time, knowing the situation of #human rights, management carried out by #Credhos, visiting #Fedepesan and taking a tour of #wetland #SanSilvestre.” Erika Guevara Rosas, the Americas Director for Amnesty International, also tweeted: Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Human Rights Law Firm at hearing for criminalized Indigenous journalist and fishermen’s union president

On November 24, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies the Human Rights Law Firm in the intermediate stage hearing of the judicial process against Cristobal Pop, president of the fishermen’s union [of El Estor, Izabal], and the journalist Carlos Ernesto Choc, which has been suspended again.” Both Pop and Choc are Maya Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies ARCAH as it files complaint with the Public Ministry in the framework of the ZEDEs

On November 24, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “PBI accompanies @Arcah_hn [the Honduran Alternative for Community and Environmental Vindication] in filing a complaint with the Public Ministry in the framework of the ZEDE [Economic Development and Employment Zones]. We are concerned about the constant pressure and risk situations that the organization is going Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies Indigenous Lenca community seeking to stop the threat of dispossession and eviction from their lands

On November 22, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “Last week we accompanied the Lenca Indigenous Community Tierras del Padre to present an appeal for amparo before the Supreme Court of Justice. Although it has been suspended, at PBI we show our concern that the eviction will take place later.” Criterio.hn has reported: “A Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Peaceful Resistance of La Puya at ceremony with ancestors

On November 21, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies the Bufete Jurídico de Derechos Humanos [Human Rights Law Firm] and the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya at a ceremony to present the representatives for consultation to their ancestors.” On March 2, 2012, residents from San José del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies the National Union of Rural Workers on anniversary of the murder of Celenia Bonilla and Nelson García

On November 21, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “PBI accompanies the @CntcTegucigalpa in the inspection of the bases “Hombres y Mujeres de Fe“ [Men and Women of Faith] and “Unidos al Campo” [United to the Field]. Today marks one year since the murder of Celenia Bonilla and Nelson García. We extend our condolences Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanies Indigenous community as it blockades highway to airport to demand recognition of their ancestral rights

On November 21, PBI-Mexico tweeted: “PBI accompanies the Bosque de San Elías Repechique community in the #SierraTarahumara supported by @CONTECAC in their protest demanding the legal recognition of their territory and the definitive filing of the investigation folder against their members.” Raichali reports: “The Rarámuri community of Bosques de San Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies the National Union of Rural Workers (CNTC) in their work on land title and gender equality

On November 18, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “This week, together with CNTC La Paz, we visited some communities in the department that have been fighting for years to obtain title to the land they work. We highlight the efforts of the Gender Committee of CNTC La Paz to improve the conditions of Read more…