Support the work of those working for sexual diversity and gender identity in Guatemala! Sign the urgent action TODAY!!
Needed: Immediate support for the security of Mr. Jorge López Sologaitoa, a noted human rights defender and director of OASIS, and for the security of participants in the XIII Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity Pride Parade that will be held this Saturday, June 29, beginning at 2 pm in Guatemala City, There is particular concern given [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]