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Freed political prisoners return home to Huehuetenango

2017-11-25T19:37:14+00:00September 7th, 2016||

Solidarity Update: August 26, 2016 Justice and Accountability CREOMPAZ: Constitutional Court challenges congressional immunity for Congressman Edgar Ovalle National and international human rights defenders threatened as transitional justice advances Defense of Life and Territory Communities celebrate the release of political prisoners from Huehuetenango SEC complaint says Tahoe [...]

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

2020-01-01T21:26:42+00:00April 14th, 2016|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|

The following is a press release published by the Departmental Assembly of the People of Huehuetenango (ADH) in response to the events surrounding the recent Caravan for Dignity, Community Resistance and the Freedom of Political Prisoners from Huehuetenango. The Caravan was organized by an alliance of Guatemalan organizations in solidarity [...]

Caravan for Dignity: for the resistance and freedom of political prisoners from northern Huehuetenango

2020-01-01T21:26:48+00:00April 7th, 2016|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|

This article was written by Gustavo Illescas and originally posted in Spanish on CMI-Guatemala. Translation by NISGUA.  Under the motto “We are all northern Huehuetenango,” the Departmental Assembly of the Peoples of Huehuetenango (ADH) joined civil society organizations and community authorities on a caravan that left the municipality of Huehuetenango [...]

Political prisoners Saúl Méndez and Rogelio Velásquez finally released!

2019-12-27T18:16:47+00:00January 15th, 2016|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|

We celebrate the release yesterday of Saúl Méndez and Rogelio Velásquez, two community leaders wrongly convicted of homicide in a 2014 trial plagued with irregularities. Saúl and Rogelio were sentenced to 33 years in prison, despite major holes in the prosecution's evidence linking them to the murder. After winning a [...]

Take Action: Call on the U.S. Embassy to stand up for political prisoners Saúl and Rogelio

2019-12-27T18:17:16+00:00August 19th, 2015|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|

On September 1, Barillas land defenders Saúl Méndez and Rogelio Velásquez will stand trial again for accessory to murder. Citing serious irregularities and major errors in the initial trial earlier this year that condemned both men to 33 years and 4 months in prison, a Special Appeals court ruled [...]