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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).
Front Line Defenders has issued urgent appeals and news items about Claudia Samayoa:
21 November 2012 - Threats and defamation against human rights defender Ms Claudia Samayoa