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December 1, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Come join us at fair trade sales this December throughout the Cleveland area
Together with our friends from CPT Colombia we ask the Colombian authorities to put a stop to the growing trend of judicial persecution and detention of campesino human rights defenders who are fighting for their rights to land and territory.
Alvaro Garcia, campesino leader from the communities of El Guayabo and Bella Union and member of the Victims Association of Magdalena Medio (ASORVIMM), remains incarcerated for almost two months now under false criminal charges.
November 26, 2016
Recent digital attacks against two human rights defense organizations: Honduras Solidarity Network (HSN) and the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH).
November 25, 2016
Assassination of environmental defender Jeremy Abraham Barrios Lima, assistant to the executive director of the Guatemalan Center for Legal, Environmental and Social Action (CALAS), and a former student leader.
November 24, 2016
Surge in attacks and killings of human rights defenders that have occurred during the renegotiation of Colombia’s peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
November 23, 2016
Assassination attempt against student activist Dayanara Castillo.
November 22, 2016
Murder of Fernando Aleman Banegas, the son of Libre party mayoral candidate Elsy Banegas, whose candidacy threatens the economic interests of mining companies and large landholders in Atlántida Department.
November 21, 2016
Assassination attempt on Jlo Cordoba, human rights defender and LGBTI advocate.
October 26, 2016
Assassination of land rights defender Yimer Chávez Rivera, a member of the Organization for Rural and Urban Development (ORDEURCA) in Cauca Department, and gunshot wounds to his wife Noira Castillo.