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Statement by Senator Leahy on Electoral Crisis in Honduras

“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…

COFADEH Urgent Action: International Human Right Defenders held captive by hired gunmen in Honduras

The Committee of the Families of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) condemn and repudiate the kidnapping, death threats against and psychological torture of two defenders from the Honduras Accompaniment Project (PROAH) . These events occurred in a context characterized by an intolerance of human rights defenders’ work, resulting in systematic and selective attacks against them.