Human Rights

Executive Summary of COFADEH report on Human Rights Abuses

“Statistics and Faces of the Repression”
Violations of Human Rights in the framework of the coup d’état in Honduras.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras - October 22, 2009

I am a veteran human rights defender. As I prepared this second human rights report since the coup in Honduras, I have felt profound distress. Perhaps because I had begun to think that during the long process of the last decades, we had made some small advances in the area of human rights.
Perhaps it is because I look to the past in order to see the future, and to evaluate and to value the present - - that today, over 100 days since the fateful coup on June 28th, I realize that something has shaken the Committee of Families of the Detained and Disappeared of Honduras, COFADEH to the core, and nothing is the same. Immediately after the coup we knew that we had regressed 25 – 30 years, maybe more.

National Resistance Front responds to an apparent agreement

Comuniqué No. 32
The National Front of Resistance to the Coup d’etát, facing the imminent signing of a negotiated agreement between the commission representing the legitimate President Manuel Zelaya Rosales and the representatives of the de facto regime, communicates the following to the Honduran people and the international community:

COFADEH - Human Rights Report II, Nov. 2009

This report from COFADEH, the most prominent Human Rights organization in Honduras was released on October 22.  It includes violations reported to them which happened between July 16th and October 15th. It documents 21 assassination, four of those assassinated were teachers.  There were 4,234 denunciations of violation of fundamental liberties and there are 114 people who have been accused of sedition. 

 

The Honduran resistance: a giant awakes, a new hope is born

Juan Almendares
The military coup in Honduras of 28 June 2009 has been stripped of its democratic facade. The watchwords of the de facto regime that has emerged from the violence are: “God, Law and Order”.

Honduras: A time of no time

Tom Loudon, Monday, October 19th.

For the last week and a half, negotiations between President Zelaya and the coup government  have dominated the news in Honduras.  Last week, it appeared that a negotiated solution might emerge. However President Zelaya’s ‘absolute deadline’ of midnight October 15th came and went and absolutely nothing changed.  The ‘negotiations’ have the entire country suspended in a sort of time warp. Everyone waits for an outcome from the talks, which never emerges.

Protest against paid DC backers of Honduras coup Monday Oct 19

What?

A protest in front of the DC-based lobbying firm that has been hired by the Honduran coup regime.

Why?

On June 28 the democratically elected President of Honduras Mr Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped and exiled at gunpoint. Swiftly after, a coup regime led by Mr Roberto Micheletti, illegally grabbed power. Since that time there have been hundreds of human rights violations at the hands of the military and police (under the orders of Mr Micheletti).

U.S. Representatives ask President Obama to denounce human rights abuses in Honduras

Yesterday Representatives Raul Grijalva and Jose Serrano circulated a Dear Colleague Letter addressed to President Obama asking him to denounce the human rights situation in Honduras. The letter is posted in a document below. The suspension of Constitutional Rights remains in effect, repression and detentions continue and the radio and TV outlets which were closed by the coup government remain closed. Please send the letter to your Representatives and ask them to be co-sponsors of the letter.

Honduras: 100 days of Repression and Resistance

October 5, 2009

Today marks 100 days since a military coup was carried out against President Zelaya in Honduras. It also marks 100 days of massive, sustained, nonviolent resistance on the part of the Honduran people who are saying no to this brazen attempt to return to the days of dictators.

Augstina Flores- teacher from La Esperanza released on bond

October 13th- Last night Augstina Flores Lopez was released on bond after having spent 21 days in jail. The day that President Zelaya returned to Honduras, Augstina joined a multitude of people from her community of La Esperanza and headed to Tegucigalpa to see the President. The following morning, the police attacked the crowd with tear gas, water cannons and their long clubs. Augstina was sitting on a curb when the police came up and began beating her with their clubs in her face and on her back. They eventually arrested her and charged her with criminal destruction of property and sedition.

Three patrols from the Honduran Army raids Garifuna Hospital

We write this in order to denounce that on October 7th at 6am three army patrols broke down the doors and stormed the first Garifuna hospital in Honduras, located on the Atlantic Coast.

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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