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Afro-Descendant & Indigenous: News & Updates
September 25, 2016
Concern for the safety and well-being of Angélica Choc, a Mayan Q’eqchi’ human rights defender from the municipality of El Estor in Izabal Department.
September 23, 2016
Attack against Esteban Hermelindo Cux and Fredy Qib, two indigenous community leaders. On September 2, approximately 20 masked men armed with machetes and firemarms attacked the home of Esteban Hermelindo Cux, an indigenous Q’eqchi’ organizer in Panzós in Alto Verapaz Department.
Letter to Obama to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for refugees from EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS, AND GUATEMALA
September 8, 2016
RENEWED REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS, AND GUATEMALA IN LIGHT OF CONTINUED INJUNCTION IN UNITED STATES V. TEXAS
Dear President Obama:
June 2, 2016
attacks, harassments, and threats against members of COPINH, including COPINH leader Alexander García Sorto, COPINH General Coordinator Tomás Gómez Membreño, and international observer accompanying COPINH Giulia Fellin.
May 24, 2016
Honduran government neglected to notify the family of Berta Cáceres of the arrest of four men allegedly associated with her murder and therefore neglected the proper protocol of homicide investigations.
May 23, 2016
threats and intimidation towards Ana Mirian Romero and her children, a member of the Lenca Indigenous Movement of La Paz (MILPAH) and the San Isidro Labrador Indigenous Council who defends indigenous land rights.
May 12, 2016
Concern for the safety of Afro-descendant leaders from Cauca Department who have been threatened as a consequence of their campaign to protect their territorial rights and against illegal mining.
April 24, 2016
Continuing harassment and attacks on members of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). On April 13, COPINH members, 1300 members of Honduran social movements and international delegations from 22 different countries gathered for the international meeting “Berta Cáceres Vive” celebrating the life of Berta Cáceres and demanding justice for her assassination on March 2.
April 11, 2016
Disappearance of Fidencio Gómez Sántiz, an indigenous member of the National Front for Socialism (FNLS). He was last seen on March 5, accompanied by his wife and son at the Jet Ja transport terminal near the local market of Ocosingo, Chiapas State. He has not been seen since.
RRN Case Update
April 1, 2016
Indigenous Human Rights and Envirnonmental Defender Berta Cáceres Assassinated