Human Rights

Murder of Radio Progreso team member continues in impunity – message from Padre Melo

 It has already been three weeks since the assassination of our colleague, Carlos Mejía Orellana, and none of the authorities responsible for the investigation have seen fit to make known the results of those investigations.  One of the investigators even came to tell us that the results would go well because of pressure from the U.S. Embassy, perhaps this was to be the consolation of the magic wand, if the government of the United States is behind it the results will be effective.

OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR CONDEMNS MURDER OF RADIO WORKER IN HONDURAS

 
Washington, D.C., April 15, 2014 – The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of radio worker Carlos Hilario Mejía Orellana which took place on April 11 in Honduras.

URGENT ACTION- Contact your members of Congress

Three U.S. Congress members issued a statement of concern following the brutal murder of member of the Radio Progreso team in Honduras.  Please send this statement to your members of Congress and ask them to register their concern with the U.S. Embassy in Honduras and the State Department.

 

“The police have become a huge band of delinquents”

 Excerpts from interview with the Ex Director of Internal Affairs for the National Police, Commissioner Maria Luisa Borjas following the “honorable” and multimillion dollar “retirement-expulsion” of several high ranking, veteran and questionable National Police officers.

Alert: Environmentalist from the Siria Valley, Honduras denounces threats

Carlos Amador, an environmentalist and communicator from the Siria Valley in Honduras, is denouncing that over the last few months he has been watched and followed by unknown individuals using vehicles with tinted windows and without license plates.

Provisional Dismissal Dictated to Magdalena Morales

This afternoon, February 14th, the courts of El Progreso, Yoro issued a provisional dismissal in the case of Magdalena Morales, Regional Director of the National Union of Rural Workers (CNTC), accused by the transnational sugar producer AZUNOSA, a subsidiary of SABMiller (South African Brewing-Miller Brewing, headquartered in England), of land usurpation, damages, and continued profit losses.

Provisional Dismissal Dictated to Magdalena Morales

This afternoon, February 14th, the courts of El Progreso, Yoro issued a provisional dismissal in the case of Magdalena Morales, Regional Director of the National Union of Rural Workers (CNTC), accused by the transnational sugar producer AZUNOSA, a subsidiary of SABMiller (South African Brewing-Miller Brewing, headquartered in England), of land usurpation, damages, and continued profit losses.

Honduras: Journalism in the Shadow of Impunity

 PEN International has released a major new report on rise in violence agasint journalists.

Here is the full report in two formats:


 http://ihrp.law.utoronto.ca/utfl_file/count/media/Honduras%20report-FINAL%20English.pdf)

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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