Bianca Jagger notes increased persecution of human rights defenders, calls for the release of political prisoners

Photo: Amaru Ruiz, now living in exile, with Bianca Jagger and Mónica López Baltodano in London, November 2021. On February 18, Bianca Jagger gave this testimony to a Special Session of the Organization of American States (OAS) Permanent Council. Key excerpts from her full testimony include: “Ladies and gentlemen, members Read more…

Exiled environmental activist Amaru Ruiz on the November 7th election in Nicaragua

Photo: Amaru Ruiz with Bianca Jagger and Mónica López Baltodano, an environmental lawyer and daughter of former Sandinista guerrilla commander Mónica Baltodano. On Saturday November 6, Amaru Ruiz spoke from Glasgow on the Peace Brigades International webinar on the COP26 summit and environmental rights defenders. To hear his presentation, click Read more…

PBI COP26 webinar with the participation of Nicaraguan environmentalist Amaru Ruiz, November 6

Nicaraguan environmental rights defender Amaru Ruiz Alemán will speak at PBI’s “COP26 and Land Defenders” webinar on November 6. To register and hear him speak, click here. Amaru Ruíz is a biologist, researcher, environmentalist, and president of the Fundación del Río, a non-profit organization founded in 1990, focused on sustainable development Read more…

Amaru Ruiz: “Indigenous territory should have all the protection to reduce the processes of invasion and deforestation”

Exiled Nicaraguan environmental defender Amaru Ruiz will be speaking on a PBI-convened webinar on Saturday November 6. To hear him speak, register here. On October 29, EFE reported: “Nicaraguan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denis Moncada, heads the Nicaraguan delegation that will participate in the Climate Change Summit (COP26), which will Read more…