Lisa Sullivan and Bertha Oliva give a workshop on the coup in Honduras at the annual School of the Americas protest.
Tag: Honduran Elections 2009: Delegation Report-backs
Berta Oliva, executive director of COFADEH, Committee of the Families of the Disappeared in Honduras, talks about the coup in Honuduras and the human rights violations.
The Committee of Detained and Disappeared of Honduras (COFADEH) expresses its concern to the national and international community regarding the deterioration of the human rights situation in Honduras which is deepening each day.
It’s become clear to me while spending time with Bertha Oliva of COFADEH (Committee of Family Members of the Disappeared in Honduras) that the situation in Honduras is worsening, and that the military is gearing up for a long-term dirty war against the people. She called it "Operación Siléncio."
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Today at the Popular Resistance Front assembly, community leaders from around Tegucigalpa reiterated that they will not participate in next Sunday’s elections, leading rallying cries against the election, and in favor of a constitutional assembly: “elecciones no; constituyente si.”
November 20, 2009
The following article has been published on truthout.org.
First Video: Jessica Sanchez of Honduran Feminists in Resistance (Feministas en Resistencia Hondureno) talks about the violence against women in Honduras as it was perpetrated by the National Police and Army.
Second Video: Meri Agorcia (COFADEH) documents systematic repression in Honduras through statistics and figures.
Bertha Oliva, coordinator of COFADEH (Committee of Relatives of Missing Prisoners in Honduras) speaks about the purpose of COFADEH and its history of involvement in the search for the disappeared. She speaks about how the torturers from the dark period of the 1980’s, who used to hide in the shadows to murder, now have the protection of the military coup government to challenge, through their rapes and illegal detentions, the very framework of human rights in Honduras and the world.