Tag: Human Rights

Rep. Kaptur statement on escalation of risk for human rights defenders in Honduras

 Rep. Kaptur issused a statement of concern in response to an escalation of risk for human rights defenders in Honduras following intimidation and public threats to Fr. Ismael Moreno, SJ, Bertha Oliva and the Caceres family.  In her statement, Rep. Kaptur underscores the responsibility to speak out on  behalf of those at risk and to support the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act – HR-1299.

Sen. Cardin Condemns Attack on Daughter of Berta Caceres

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2017   CONTACT Sean Bartlett/Sue Walitsky, 202.224.4651    Cardin Condemns Attack on Honduran Environmental Activists, including Berta Caceres’ Daughter   U.S. Senator has repeatedly called for justice in murder of Caceres, end to impunity in Honduras   WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released

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New US Gov report confirms DEA lied about role in massacre in Ahuas, Honduras

A new report by the Offices of Inspector General of the US Justice and State Departments established that the DEA repeatedly lied to Congress about killing civilians in the remote village of Ahuas, Honduras. On May 11, 2012 four passengers in a river boat were killed when they were shot from helicopters during a joint antinarcotics operation by the Honduran police and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The victims included two pregnant women. Three others were injured and several children were left orphaned.