Human Rights

78 Democrats speak out about human rights in Honduras in response to recent attacks.

58 House Representatives and 20 Senators sent letters to the Secretary of State Tillerson, registering concern about U.S. assistance to the Honduran government in light of ongoing threats and assassinations of human rights defenders and land rights and environmental activists.  See House and Senate Letters - attached.

Senator Leahy statement on one year anniversary of the murder of Berta Caceres: “It sounds a lot like the death squads in El Salvador in the 1980’s.”

In a statement marking the one year anniversary of the murder of Berta Caceres, Senator Patrick Leahy called for an independent investigation into her killing.   Expressing concern regarding reports that Honduran military officers involved in her murder received training by the United States, Senator Leahy stated, “It sounds a lot like the death squads in El Salvador in the 1980’s.  
 
https://www.leahy.senate.gov/press/statement-of-senator-patrick-leahy-on-berta-caceres 

Guardian: Berta Caceres killed in US trained military intelligence operation

The Guardian published a new article today based on their investigation and ''leaked court documents alleging that the murder of the Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres was an extrajudicial killing planned by military intelligence specialists linked to the country’s US–trained special forces.&quo

COFADEH statement on Honduran government response to Global Witness Report

The Committee of the Families of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras, COFADEH, in this second vigil of 2017 in the Plaza of the Pañuelos Blancos in Tegucigalpa, joins in supporting the statement issued yesterday in San José Costa Rica by 33 Central American leaders and social organizations.
 
Human rights organizations and civil society from the throughout the region gathered at the Forum for Rights, declared their concern for the official reactions in response the Global Witness Report: “Honduras – The Deadliest Place

HONDURAS: The Deadliest Pace to Defend the Planet - a new report from Global Witness

 Global Witness, a London based human rights organizationreleased a new report in January: HONDURAS – The Deadliest Pace to Defend the Planet.  

Reps. Ellison and Johnson Call for Accountability for Human Rights Abuses in Honduras nine months after murder of Bertha Caceres

Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Hank Johnson (D-GA), along with 27 Members of the House, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew expressing growing concern about human rights violations in Honduras. The letter coincides with the nine-month anniversary of Berta Cáceres’s tragic murder.

New York Times Op-Ed by Dana Frank

This past week, the New York Times published a very powerful Op-Ed titled "End U.S. Support for the Thugs of Honduras"

Here is a link to the article:  

www.nytimes.com/2016/09/23/opinion/end-us-support-for-the-thugs-of-honduras.html

Closed mines haunt two towns in Honduras as threats against activists mount

 Story from The Global Sisters Report of the National Catholic Reporter on the impact of mines in different communities of Honduras:

globalsistersreport.org/news/environment/closed-mines-haunt-two-towns-honduras-threats-against-activists-mount-41521

Visit our blog -Visite nuestro blog

Honduras Accompaniment Project blog in English, including articles, news and urgent actions.

Blog en español del Proyecto de Acompañamiento internacional en Honduras (PROAH), incluyendo artículos, noticias, y acciones urgentes.

 

Video

Video of the "Comision de Verdad" (Commission of Truth) in Honduras.

Commission of Truth Honduras reports

Final report of the "Comision de Verdad" (Commission of Truth), Honduras:

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