EU LAT Network has received reliable information about the deportationi of human rights defender Alejandro Cerezo Contreras, who is a beneficiary of protective measures from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The incident occurred on October 1, 2018, when the human rights defender deplaned from flight CM-137 in Panama City with the aim of continuing his journey to the city of Asunción, in Paraguay, to participate in the Third International Seminar on Protective Mechanisms for Human Rights Defenders: Between Commitment and Risk, to be held October 3 and 4. The event was supported with technical cooperation from the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights for South America (UNHCHR), with offices in Paraguay; the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL); and Protection International.


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