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AJR statement regarding the return of the remains of people murdered in La Trinitaria during the IAC

We share with you a statement from the AJR regarding the return of the remains of several people murdered during the Internal Armed Conflict by the Guatemalan army,  to their community of La Trinitaria, Ixcán, Quiche.   Guatemala November 17, 2022 We inform the national and international public that today, November 17, 2022, delegates from the Association [...]

Statement: WE REGRET THE RESIGNATION OF JUDGE MIGUEL ÁNGEL GÁLVEZ

Another respected actor in the Guatemalan justice system is forced into exile by legal harassment and violent threats from extreme right wing pressure groups and their state allies. Impunity leaves grassroots human rights defenders increasingly vulnerable. The threats against  Judge Miguel Angel Galvez  increased dramatically after he ordered the opening of the trial for the first nine military and [...]

Actualización Solidaria de Octubre-Noviembre

Susanne Jonas ha muerto. ¡Qué Viva Susanne Jonas! --- Luis Argueta, cineasta guatemalteco. Susanne Jonas, prolífica autora, profesora e infatigable activista de la justicia social en favor de Guatemala y de Centroamérica en general, murió mientras estaba hospitalizada por una neumonía en Oakland el 31 de agosto de 2022. Tenía 80 años. Expresamos nuestro [...]

By |November 10th, 2022|Categories: blog-español|0 Comments

October-November Solidarity Update

In memory of activist Susanne Jonas "Susanne Jones has died. Long Live Susanne Jonas!" -- Luis Argueta, Guatemalan filmmaker Susanne Jonas, prolific author, teacher, and tireless social justice activist on behalf of Guatemala and Central America more broadly, died while hospitalized with pneumonia in Oakland on August 31, 2022. She was 80 years old. [...]

Statement: The Situation of the freedom of expression in Guatemala at CIDH hearing

Civil society organizations denounce the serious situation of freedom of expression in Guatemala before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. During the hearing, held on October 24, civil society organizations expressed their concern to the expressed their concern before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) about the accelerated regression of freedom of expression and thought, marked by acts [...]

By |November 7th, 2022|Categories: Trans-Territorial Organizing|0 Comments

Statement: We reject the shame compensation

(En español abajo) On October 12, the Guatemalan Congress introduced a bill to compensate Military Veterans who served during the Internal Armed Conflict. We share with you the statement from La Convergencia por los Derechos Humanos, a coalition of human rights organizations in Guatemala. They  pointed out that the approval of this bill is an insult to the memory [...]

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