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NEW COFADEH Report: – documents the murder of 14 people, 51 wounded and 844 detentions, of which 501 have occurred since the suspension of Constitutional guarantees on December 1, 2017. Report Attached
Senator Leahy Statement on Report of the Independent Team of Experts on assassination ob Berta Caceres
To The Report Of The Independent Team Of Experts
Investigating The Assassination Of Berta Caceres In Honduras
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
Independent Legal Experts release findings of investigation into who ordered the murder of Berta Caceres
The New York Times published a new article on the intellectual authorship behind Berta Cáceres' assassination. An international legal team has investigated her murder and presented their findings in Honduras this week.
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.
Representatives Ellison and Schakowsky issued statements of concern following an intensification of threats and intimidation targeting the family of Berta Caceres and other human rights defenders in Honduras.
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights troubled by violence targeting human rights defenders.
The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights stressed the need to protect human rights defenders in Honduras. During a visit to the country he said, “They are doing a tremendous service for the long-term future of Honduras and should never be attacked, punished or stigmatized.”
Four top-ranking Senators, including Cardin (Ranking Dem. on Foreign Relations committee), Feinstein (Ranking on Judiciary, which oversees the DEA), Leahy (Ranking on Approps.), and Chuck Grassley (REPUBLICAN CHAIR of Judiciary), send letter about oversight of the DEA in the aftermath of the Inspector Generals’ report about killings in Ahuas, Honduras.
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
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.