Claudia Samayoa

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Human Rights in Guatemala

Claudia Samayoa is a founder and coordinator of Unidad de Protección de Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos Guatemala - UDEFEGUA (Human Rights Defenders Protection Unit in Guatemala). A graduate of philosophy, Claudia works full time as a researcher in human rights.

Her organisation UDEFEGUA support the work of human rights defenders in preventing and responding to security risks, through monitoring, verification and advocacy work. They also publish regular reports on the situation for human rights defenders in Guatemala which are available on their website (see below).


Website of UDEFEGUA

Social Media

UDEFEGUA Facebook Page

UDEFEGUA Twitter Account

Front Line Defenders has issued urgent appeals and news items about Claudia Samayoa:

24 April 2013 - Defamation against human rights defender Ms Claudia Virginia Samayoa and break-in at the offices of UDEFEGUA in Nebaj

21 November 2012 - Threats and defamation against human rights defender Ms Claudia Samayoa

10 March 2010 - Break-in at the home of human rights defender Ms Erenia Vanegas and threats against Ms Claudia Samayoa and members of SEDEM

24 May 2007 - Upsurge of violence against human rights organizations in Guatemala