Guapinol Trial To Be Public: Court Annuls Arbitrary Ruling After Defense Files Appeal

- for immediate release Español November 27, 2021 The trial against the Guapinol River defenders, scheduled for next Wednesday, will in fact be public according to a new resolution issued Friday night. The Sentencing Court declared favorable the motion for reconsideration filed by the legal defense team, which revokes the previous resolution to keep the trial behind closed doors. In its new ruling, the Court declares the request for absolute publicity to be granted through t

Public statement on the arbitrary extension of preventive detention in the Guapinol case.

Español here. The Municipal Committee for the Defense of the Common and Public Goods of Tocoa, in view of the resolution of the Supreme Court of Justice regarding the extension of the preventive detention of the defenders of Guapinol, expresses: The Committee, together with the popular assembly of neighbors of the different communities of Sector San Pedro, Guapinol, Cayo Sierra, La Nueva Lempira, and neighborhoods of Tocoa, energetically reject the official letter No. 1293-20


Español aquí Day of online action for the freedom of the Guapinol and Sector San Pedro Water Defenders. Share the suggested messages or make your own and download the images for your social networks. Guapinol and Sector San Pedros defenders are innocent - demand #FreedomForGuapinol. Two years have passed since José Daniel Márquez Márquez, Kelvin Alejandro Romero Martínez, José Abelino Cedillo, Porfirio Sorto Cedillo, Orbín Nahúm Hernández, Arnold Javier Alemán, Ewer Alexander

Una actualización importante del caso Guapinol | An important update on the Guapinol case

1. La Corte de Apelaciones de La Ceiba no ha cumplido con su obligación de resolver sobre la prisión preventiva de 8 defensores de Guapinol ilegalmente encarcelados desde el 1 de septiembre de 2019. Un hilo sobre la #LibertadParaGuapinol 1. The Court of Appeals of La Ceiba has not fulfilled its obligation to rule on the pre-trial detention of 8 Guapinol defenders illegally imprisoned since September 1, 2019. A thread about #LibertadParaGuapinol. 2. Defensores encarcelados i

Update on the judicial process of the Guapinol River Defenders

Lee este blog en español aquí. September 29, 2020 Two indictments have been presented by the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Tocoa related to the Guapinol River Defenders case. The first is against 18 people for usurpation and damages to Inversiones Los Pinares related to alleged incidents on July 31, 2018 when the "Water and Life Camp" was installed on a public access road in Guapinol. These charges do not accumulate to more than 6 years of imprisonment in case of conviction a