Please share this Letter Signed by 222 orgs with your members of Congress. Raise your voice in solidarity with OFRANEH in their demand for truth, justice and an end to the violent campaign against Garifuna communities in Honduras.
5 months ago 5 men – 4 Afro-indigenous Garifuna and another man visiting from Belize – were forcibly disappeared from the community of Triunfo de la Cruz, Honduras. Their families, communities, and the Black Fraternal Organization (OFRANEH) continue to demand information of their whereabouts and demand that the Honduran state comply with requests from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) regarding information about the alleged state investigation into their disappearance and protection for the family members and Garifuna communities at risk.
On July 18, 2020, a large number of armed men in Investigative Police Directorate (DPI) vests, kidnapped the men at gunpoint from their homes. The men were handcuffed, driven out of the community and have never been seen since.