Honduras Accompaniment Project

Honduras Accompaniment Project works to accompany the nonviolent social movement in Honduras in the face of the repression begun by the coup.

Reps. Johnson,Shakowsky and Pocan statement on sentencing of material authors of murder of Berta Caceres

This week, Representatives Johnson, Schakowsky and Pocan issued a statement in response to the sentencing of seven men to prison terms for the murder of Berta Caceres in Honduras. They stressed that the intellectual authors of her murder, the executives and directors of the DESA, those who planned and financed her murder, are still free.

Sponsor of the Berta Caceres Act speaks out on coup in Bolivia

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), sponsor of HR – 1945 The Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, was joined by 13 House Members in denouncing the military coup in Bolivia. Ten years ago, a US backed military coup broke constitutional order in Honduras, ushering in a human right catastrophe that claimed the life of the indigenous and environmental rights leader Berta Caceres. In the letter, Rep. Johnson calls on the US to demand restoration of constitutional order and to withdrawal support for a coup that will lead to the same deadly violence that has devastated Honduras.
https://hankjohnson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-johnson-co…

Progressive Caucus Leaders Issue Statement on Honduras

Leaders of the Progressive Caucus issued a statement following the conviction of the brother of the President of Honduras, for trafficking drugs and weapons. Prosecutors established that the 2009 US backed military coup in Honduras opened the way for large amounts of cocaine to enter the United States and named the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, as co-conspirator in a “massive state sponsored drug trafficking operation.” Progressive Caucus leaders are calling on the US to suspend funding to the police and military of Honduras and for passage of HR 1945, the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act. Read the full Statement.

Ten years after the coup, repression rages in Honduras

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), sponsor of the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, denounces repression in Honduras and the complicity of U.S. security assistance.”Unfortunately, the Honduran security forces use our military support to terrorize the Honduran people, forcing them to flee their communities as those same security forces commit human rights abuses while engaging in violent criminal activity, including drug trafficking.”https://medium.com/@rep.hankjohnson/ten-years-after-the-coup-repression-…

Rep. Schakowsky calls on the US to suspend security assistance to Honduras

Ten years ago, in the aftermath of the June 28th military coup, the Committee of the Families of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) asked Rep. Jan Schakowsky to come to Honduras, to see the impact of US policy in support of the coup. Ten years later Honduras roils in conflict and people flee by the tens of thousands. Rep. Schakowsky calls on the US to re-evaluate its policy in Honduras and to suspend security assistance for a “dictatorial president who abuses power and implicates our country in the human rights abuses of his regime.”https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/450462-10-years-a…

COFADEH alert in response to government decision to deploy armed forces in response to mounting protests

COFADEH issued an alert following the decision of Honduran President to deploy 25,000 members of the armed forces across the country in response to growing protests against the continuation of military and economic violence and rampant corruption since the 2009 coup. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Honduras expressed concern and reminded the State of Honduras that the military should not participate in matters of public order. Read the Alert: New Urgencies in the Crisis