Paraguay

Indigenous communities under severe attacks

During the last months of 2018, several cases of intimidation and harassment of indigenous communities in Paraguay were reported. Read more

 Indigenous communities under severe attacks

Court acquitted 11 rural farmers after six years in prison

On 26th July 2018, the Supreme Court of Justice acquitted 11 campesinos (rural farmers) who were convicted in 2016 of first-degree murder, land invasion and other crimes in the context of a violent eviction by police in 2012. Read more

Court acquitted 11 rural farmers after six years in prison

Thousands of workers protest government pension fund proposal

Thousands of workers took to the streets in Paraguay to protest a government proposal regarding their pension funds. Read more

Thousands of workers protest government pension fund proposal

Journalist asked to reveal her sources by Prosecutor's Office

Mabel Rehnfeldt was questioned at the Prosecutor's Office in relation to information she published about alleged corruption within the government and was asked to reveal her sources. Read more

Journalist asked to reveal  her sources  by Prosecutor's Office

Justice prevails in the case of murdered journalist Pablo Medina

A former mayor was sentenced to 39 years in prison for his involvement in the murder of journalist Pablo Medina. Read more

Justice prevails in the case of murdered journalist Pablo Medina

Farmers prevented from protesting on Asuncion's streets

On 7th September 2017, the police prevented farmers from marching through the streets of downtown Asunción. The Law of the Marchódromo states that protesters may rally on Asunción's streets only after regular work hours, which is between 19:00 and midnight. Read more

Farmers prevented from protesting on Asuncion's streets

Protesters in Paraguay prevented from marching to the city centre

Farmers continue to protest to demand the government to fulfil an agreement reached in 2016, but they were prevented to reach the city centre. Read more

Protesters in Paraguay  prevented from marching to the city centre

Protest turns violent and political party leader killed in police raid

In the evening of 31st March 2017, hundreds of people assembled outside the Paraguayan Congress to protest a decision by the Senate majority to change the rules of the upper chamber and pass a constitutional amendment allowing for presidential re-election. Read more

Protest turns violent and political party leader killed in police raid

Digital rights organisation forced to censor post on gender-based violence

TEDIC, a not-for-profit organisation that develops civic-related technology and defends digital rights in Paraguay, was censored for publishing information on gender-based violence. Read more

Digital rights organisation forced to censor post on gender-based violence