PBI-Honduras accompanies COPINH on visit to Rio Blanco; court hearing in assassination attempt against COPINH member

On February 6, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “Today we will closely follow the conclusion hearing in the case of Allan García, a member of @COPINHHONDURAS [the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras] and an indigenous Lenca from the Río Blanco community, who in 2013 suffered an assassination attempt, allegedly Read more…

PBI-Kenya and Police Reforms Working Group comment on sentencing of police officers in extrajudicial killings

Photo: Human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri were killed by police in June 2016. The Guardian reports: “A police officer, Fredrick Leliman, who was among those convicted of killing Nairobi lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri, Read more…

PBI-Mexico meets with Cerezo Committee who share their analysis of the situation for human rights defenders in Mexico

On February 3, PBI-Mexico posted: “From PBI we want to thank the willingness of the Cerezo Committee to share spaces with us, its analysis of the situation of #human rights in the country as well as its commitment to improving the situation of #human rights defenders in #Mexico.” Two weeks Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Peaceful Resistance of Cahabón who experience systemic attacks for their defence of the Cahabón River

On February 2, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies members of the Peaceful Resistance of Cahabon. who live with systematic attacks against their integrity for their defense of the territory and the Cahabon River. In addition, violence against women is still very present in this territory surrounded by hydroelectric megaprojects.”   The Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Human Rights Law Firm at hearing for former soldier and police officer accused in the #CasoDiarioMilitar

On February 1, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies the Human Rights Law Firm (BDH) to the hearing of the review of coercive measures for Malfred Orlando Pérez Lorenzo and Jacobo Salán Sanchez. Following the plea of the defense of the accused for crimes of duty against humanity, enforced disappearance, murder, the Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Nomadesc, Justice and Peace at meetings in Buenaventura with Canadian Embassy

On January 31, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “We accompany @Nomadesc [the Association for Research and Social Action] at a meeting with @CanadayColombia and leaders of Buenaventura. They shared about the control of armed groups in river basins and the humanitarian crisis they are suffering. Also, that companies acquire their land illegally to Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Human Rights Law Firm to hearing of police accused of the extrajudicial killing of three Q’eqchi’ defenders

On January 27, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies to the Human Rights Law Firm to the hearing of the #SamocochCase that since January 19, started the oral and public debate against 23 members of the National Civil Police [PNC]. They are charged with offences related to excessive use of public force, Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies meeting with Special Jurisdiction for Peace about the San Antonio Estuary in Buenaventura

On January 18, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “We accompany the meeting with the @JEP_Colombia [Special Jurisdiction for Peace] and petitioners of the Precautionary Measures of the San Antonio estuary in Buenaventura. It is important that the measures be maintained and that a macro-case on forced disappearance be opened. @IrelandColombia.” PBI-Colombia also shared Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS at blockade against environmental licence for Colcco open-pit coal mine

On January 24, CREDHOS tweeted: “#CredhosIsWater Accompanied the second day of the strike of communities in sectors of Oponcito, Campo 23 and Lizama; for the respect of the humanitarian corridor and protest against the approval of the Environmental License for the exploitation of coal in the open pit in Carmen Read more…