Judicial Harassment

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Cuba: Imprisoned journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca is in critical condition, his wife said

"Independent journalist and political prisoner Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca was admitted to the Combinado del Este hospital, in Havana, due to his serious health condition. [...] [His wife Eralidis] Frómeta visited him a few days earlier in prison and said the journalist had 'something similar to tumors' in his head, with a secretion discharge. 'We […]

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Nicaragua: IACHR grants precautionary measures to La Prensa newspaper's manager and his family

"The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued the Resolution 49/2022 on Sept. 29, 2022, by which it granted precautionary measures to Juan Lorenzo Holmann Chamorro and his close family, after deeming that they are in a serious and urgent situation of risk of irreparable harm to their rights in Nicaragua. According to the petitioning […]

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Guatemalan judge exonerates journalist Carlos Choc, accused of instigating violence after covering protests in 2021

"A Guatemalan judge ordered this Tues., Sept. 13, to release without charges journalist Carlos Choc, who had been accused of instigating violence during a demonstration in 2021. Judge Aníbal Arteaga [...] dismissed the accusations against Choc. The judge said there was insufficient evidence to support the accusation made by the Guatemalan Public Prosecutor's Office (MP, […]

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Cuba: Article 19 alerts about the escalation of repression to journalism, after forced resignations of journalists

"ARTICLE 19 expresses its concern and alert about the intensification of the repressive scenario that has arisen in recent months against journalists [in Cuba], by forcing them to publicly resign their jobs in exchange for not being imprisoned. So far we know of the resignations of Cynthia de la Cantera of the digital news outlet […]

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Argentina: FOPEA warned before the UN about the use of the Judiciary to attack journalists

"For the first time in its 20 years, [news organization] FOPEA presented before the United Nations (UN) a warning about attacks from the political power towards journalism that affect freedom of expression in Argentina. Specifically, three cases of judicial harassment of journalists in [Argentina] were highlighted. These relate to the persecutions suffered by journalists Irene […]