Urgent Actions

Take Action: Demand Guatemalan Authorities Halt Criminalization and Persecution of Political Prisoner, Rubén Herrera

http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6497/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=13678 Since Friday, March 15, human rights defender and member of the Departmental Assembly of Huehuetenango for the Defense of Natural Resources (ADH), Rubén Herrera, has been unjustly imprisoned for alleged crimes committed in relation to community resistance of the Cambalam hydroelectric dam, operated by Hidro Santa Cruz. Citing 12 charges, including kidnapping and terrorism, [...]

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Urgent Action: GUATEMALA: HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

UA 64/13 AI Index: AMR 34/002/2013 of 12 March 2013 Amnesty International GUATEMALA: HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK Human rights defender and trade unionist Carlos Hernández was shot dead on 8 March in Chiquimula department, eastern Guatemala. He may have been targeted for his activism. Two other human rights defenders working in the area are [...]

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Oxfam Very Concerned About Violent Acts in Guatemala

http://www.oxfamamerica.org/articles/oxfam-very-concerned-about-violent-acts-in-guatemala TAKE ACTION! Oxfam is deeply concerned about the kidnapping and murder of a local leader who was abducted with three others following a community vote on a mining project owned by San Rafael, SA, a subsidiary of Canada’s Tahoe Resources. The four leaders were kidnapped on Sunday, March 17, from the village of El [...]

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Urgent Action

Guatemala: Arrest of human rights defender Mr Rubén Herrera http://frontlinedefenders.org/node/22085 On 15 March 2013, Mr Rubén Herrera, human rights defender and coordinating member of Asamblea de Pueblos de Huehuetenango Por La Defensa del Territorio (Huehuetenango Villages Assembly for Land Defence ADH) was arrested. Rubén Herrera remains in detention, facing a total of twelve charges, while [...]

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Protect Peaceful Protesters from Eviciton in San Jose

Urgent! Please take action immediately and send a letter here. The Communities in Resistance of San Jose del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc are under attack once again. As you read this, the communities in resistance to mining in San José del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc are holding their ground at the roadblock they have [...]

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