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Soraya Rodríguez on the persecution and repression of human rights defenders in Central America (DROI)

Soraya Rodríguez, member of Renew Europe group, denounces the climate of persecution and repression against human rights defenders in Central America, which she describes as “an epidemic” and says that, between 2018 and 2022, 177 human rights defenders were killed in this region. The MEP is proud of the victory for democracy in Guatemala, but asks to continue supporting the country’s democratic institutions and points to countries such as Nicaragua and Honduras as main sources of concern. Finally, Rodriguez denounces that releasing political prisoners not only means releasing them, but also allowing them to develop their lives in full freedom.

Soraya Rodríguez Ramos

Mujeres al frente es un espacio de reflexión dirigido por la política y abogada española Soraya Rodríguez Ramos. Desde 2019, es diputada del Parlamento Europeo en la delegación del partido Ciudadanos. Desde su escaño de eurodiputada, desarrolla un intenso trabajo como Portavoz de Derechos Humanos del grupo Renew Europe, así como por la defensa de la igualdad y derechos de las mujeres como titular de la Comisión de Igualdad, y miembro de la Comisión de Medio Ambiente, por su compromiso con el cuidado del planeta y la justicia climática.