Virginia Laparra Faces Continued Detention

photo credit: RudaGT Former anti-corruption prosecutor Virginia Laparra Rivas faced another hearing date today. The court was considering Laparra's release from detention. Laparra, who formerly worked with the Special Prosecutor's Office against Impunity (FECI), has been arbitrarily detained since February 2022. For the sixth time, court magistrates dismissed [...]

2023-04-15T20:48:37-04:00April 14th, 2023|Current Events in Guate|

The Caravan for Dignity, Community Resistance and the Freedom of Political Prisoners from Huehuetenango

The Caravan for Dignity, Community Resistance and the Freedom of Political Prisoners from Huehuetenango From April 6 to 9, 2016, human rights and land defenders from the community, municipal, departmental, national and international levels joined the Departmental Assembly of the People of Huehuetenango (ADH) and traveled to northern Huehuetenango to [...]

2016-04-15T08:50:59-04:00April 15th, 2016|General blog|

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 [...]

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