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Carmen Guadalupe, one of 17 women unjustly imprisoned in El Salvador for not carrying her pregnancy to full term due to medical complications, received a pardon from the Legislative Assembly today.

The pardon is a step forward in guaranteeing that the State will comply with its obligations of respecting and guaranteeing women’s rights.After being behind bars for over six years, Carmen Guadalupe must be freed immediately.

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) condemn the Peruvian Ministry of the Interior and Minister Daniel Urresti’s recent acts of harassment and intimidation against Rocío Silva Santisteban, Executive Director for the National Coordinator for Human Rights (CNDDHH), and other social justice, student and union leaders for their participation in a protest on December 29th, 2014 in Lima.

With only two days left before the 13th anniversary of Guantánamo Bay, the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) once again urges the U.S. government to shut down one of the darkest holdovers from the War on Terror; to put an end to arbitrary detentions and guarantee due process to those who have been charged with a crime and remain in detention. The government must ensure detainees’ right to not be returned to countries where they will face persecution, torture or ill-treatment. Finally, we call on the U.S. to comply with its obligations to pursue truth and justice over all denunciations made by Guantánamo inmates of torture and ill-treatment.

The Inter-American Court on Human Rights (IACHR) issued a verdict declaring Peru responsible for committing multiple human rights violations against Gladys Carol Espinoza Gonzáles.

The verdict will also play a key role for establishing investigation rules and protocols based on international standards for all victims of sexual violence in Peru.

Observation Mission on Human Rights in Paraguay

Between the November 11 and 14, CEJIL participated in an International Observation Mission on the Human Rights Situation in Paraguay. The Mission, formed by 43 representatives of diverse national and international social and human rights organizations, visited peasant and indigenous communities in four Paraguayan departments. The objective of the Mission was to reveal the human rights situation.

More information available here (in Spanish).