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Migrants’ rights defenders were injured by police and migration authorities during an operation to detain irregular migrants in the Municipality of Zapata.
A man was shot dead during a protest in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro on April 22. The community was protesting after another man was shot in the head during a police operation in the favela.
On 11 April Carlos Mejía was stabbed to death in his home in El Progreso. He had been threatened in the past for working on projects for the promotion of human rights and social justice.
Two men were reportedly tortured while in police custody in the Dominican Republic on 12 April.