URGENT ACTION: Forced Disappearance of Garifuna land defenders On Saturday, July 18 at approximately 6 am, four members of the Garifuna community of Triunfo de la Cruz in Honduras: Snider Centeno, Suami Mejía, Milton Martínez, Gerardo Rochez and another man, were abducted and forcibly disappeared by a group of heavily armed men, in unmarked cars,
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NEW COFADEH Report: – documents the murder of 14 people, 51 wounded and 844 detentions, of which 501 have occurred since the suspension of Constitutional guarantees on December 1, 2017. Report Attached
“Honduras faces a defining moment in its modern history. How the government resolves this crisis will determine the path of the country for the foreseeable future. It will also determine the extent of validity and support the next government receives from the United States, because only a credible election, accepted widely by the Honduran people as free and fair, coupled with a demonstrable commitment to transparency, to freedom of expression and association, and to the rule of law, will justify that validity and support.”To read full statement https://www.leahy.senate.gov/press/leahy-statement-on-the-election-in-ho…
This Op-Ed by Dana Frank was recently published in the Miami Herald
24 U.S. organizations send letter to State Department regarding crisis in Nueva Esperanza/PROAH kidnapping
On August 19th, a letter from 24 U.S. religious congregations and Non-governmental organizations regarding the human rights situation in Nueva Esperanza, Honduras including the kidnapping of PROAH team members, was sent to the U.S. State Department.
On July 25, 2013 the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission held a hearing on the Human Rights situation in Honduras. Attached is a transcript of the testimonies presented.