Honduras: Human rights defender Dina Meza subject to serious intimidation and threatsposted on: 2015/10/05

On 28 September 2015, unidentified men attempted to run over human rights defender Ms Dina Meza. The two men also subjected her to verbal attacks. The intimidatory event follows months of threats and intimidation against Dina Meza, detailed below.

Mexico: Intimidation and threats against members of human rights organisation DESIDEposted on: 2015/09/10

On 5 September 2015, human rights defender and member of human rights organisation Defensoría y Estrategias Integrales para los Derechos Humanos y Territoriales – DESIDE (Defence of and Integral Strategies for Human and Territorial Rights) Ms María Edith Escalón Portilla lodged a formal complaint with the public prosecutor of Veracruz State regarding threats, intimidation and surveillance against her and other members of the organisation.

Honduras - Intimidation and threats against human rights defender Elizabeth Zúñigaposted on: 2015/08/24

On 17 August 2015, journalist and human rights defender Ms Elizabeth Zúñiga publicly denounced the fact that her vehicle had been sabotaged, in an act possibly intended to kill her.

Brazil – Ka'apor Indigenous leaders facing increasing death threats and intimidationsposted on: 2015/06/04

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Over a month after the assassination of indigenous leader Eusébio Ka'apor, other Ka'apor indigenous leaders have reported an upsurge in the number of death threats and intimidations they are receiving from loggers.

Morocco - Ongoing intimidation of the Moroccan Association of Human Rightsposted on: 2015/06/03

On 29 May 2015, the Moroccan Association of Human Rights (Association Marocaine des Droits Humains – AMDH) received an official letter of warning from the Moroccan Ministry of the Interior, threatening legal action if the group continues to host events in support of press freedom.

Cameroon – Assault and anonymous threatening calls against HRD Tilder Kumichi Ndichiaposted on: 2015/04/13

As of 9 April 2015, human rights defender Ms Tilder Kumichi Ndichia has been receiving anonymous threatening phone calls. The threats began following her return to Yaoundé from Isaibal, a village located in the North West Region of Cameroon, where she was following up on a case of domestic violence against a woman.

Colombia - Pamphlets Threatening Human Rights Defenders Publishedposted on: 2015/03/26

Human rights organisations in Colombia continue to face threats including the Movimiento de Victimas de Crimenes de EstadoMOVICE (Movement of Victims of State Crimes) and the Comité de Solidaridad con los Presos Políticos – CSPP (Political Prisoner's Solidarity Committee).

Togo – Acts of surveillance and physical assault against members of Synergie des travailleurs du Togoposted on: 2015/03/20

On 16 March 2015 from 8 pm to 9 pm, a military jeep with a machine-gun was reportedly parked outside the offices of the Syndicat des Praticiens Hospitaliers du Togo – SYNPHOT (Hospital Workers of Togo Sindicate) in Lome. Two hours earlier, the office had hosted the General Assembly of the Synergie des travailleurs du Togo – STT (Synergy of Workers of Togo).

Philippines – Surveillance and intimidation of human rights defender Anjo Bacarisasposted on: 2015/02/13

On 9 February 2015, an unknown man, purporting to be a member of the National Defense, visited the home of human rights defender Mr Anjo Bacarisas and pressured his relatives in an attempt to discover the whereabouts of the human rights defender. The man has allegedly been seen in the area several times in the previous days.

Anjo Bacarisas is a staff member of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines – Northern Minanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR), which works with rural farmers, agricultural workers and fishermen for law reforms in the context of land rights and use of resources. The human rights organisation also defends the land rights and right to self-detemination of indigenous peoples.

Colombia – Renewed threats against members of MOVICE and other human rights defendersposted on: 2014/12/16

On the morning of 9 December 2014, a pamphlet containing death threats against a number of human rights defenders, including members of Movimiento de Victimas de Crimenes de Estado – MOVICE (Movement of Victims of State Crimes), was handed to a human rights defender at the Centro de Memoria Paz y Reconciliación (Centre for Memory Peace and Reconciliation) in the city of Bogotá. The pamphlet was signed by the Águilas Negras paramilitary group, and as well as members of MOVICE, it also targeted other human rights defenders, victims of state crimes, employees of the High Council for Victims in Bogotá and independent media outlets.