In Washington D.C. members of the Honduras Working Group, a subgroup of the Latin America Working Group LAWG, including a represenative of PROAH, had a full week of Congressional visits to discuss the worsening crisis in Honduras.
The response of the international community to death threats received by the PROAH team was immediate, strong and is ongoing.
We are grateful to U.S. and Canadian networks that issued urgent actions and Letters of Concern.(see attached) European Union Ambassadors to Honduras spokeout publicly regarding the escalation of violence and threats against human rights defenders and international accompaniers. Amnesty International issued an Urgent Action on behalf of the PROAH team.
This week members of the Honduras Working Group, a subgroup of the Latin America Working Group (LAWG), including a representative of PROAH, had a series of Congressional visits to discuss the human rights crisis in Honduras and concerns about the role of U.S. policy in fueling the violence.