Human Rights

Dr. Dana Frank publishes a new book: The Long Honduran Night

Dr. Dana Frank, historian, journalist, author and colleague has published an important new book. The Long Honduran Night, is a story of resistance, repression, and US policy in Honduras in the aftermath of a violent military coup. This powerful narrative recounts the tumultuous time in Honduras that witnessed then-President Manuel Zelaya deposed by a coup in June 2009, told through first-person experiences and layered with deeper political analysis. It weaves together two perspectives; first, the broad picture of Honduras since the coup, including the coup itself, its continuation in two repressive regimes, and secondly, the evolving Honduran resistance movement, and a new, broad solidarity movement in the United States. Although it is full of terrible things, this not a horror story: this narrative directly counters mainstream media coverage that portrays Honduras as a pit of unrelenting awfulness, in which powerless sobbing mothers cry over bodies in the morgue. Rather, it’s about sobering challenges and the inspiring collective strength with which people face them. TO ORDER: contact dana@haymarketbooks.org

9 Years After the Coup, an Interview with Berta Oliva

"What we see today is the continuation of the 2009 coup de ’tat in which the national elites, transnational capital and corrupt policies carry forward the same project of dispossession and looting that has destroyed the institutions of this country. Nine years later, Honduras continues to be submerged in a deep political, economic, social and institutional crisis that is far from being resolved. The objective was to stop the opening of Honduras towards progressive governments and movements in Latin America and to take absolute control of the country, its institutions and resources." Read full interview - attached.

Student Leader granted refugee status in Costa Rica due to political persecution

The resolution of Costa Rica to grant Eduardo Urbina refugee status states that the government of Honduras, in a clear act of persecution, accused Eduardo of crimes for events that occurred when he was already in Costa Rica and then requested his extradition which resulted in his detention. "We celebrate that in acknowledgement of this situation, the government of Costa Rica has recognized his status as a refugee” stated Bertha Oliva, coordinator of COFADEH. Read the full article:

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights issues "Report on Human Rights Violations in the Context of the 2017 elections in Honduras"

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights issues "Report on Human Rights Violations in the Context of the 2017 elections in Honduras". This report underscores the findings of the two reports compiled by COFADEH in the midst of the crisis and the findings of other human rights organizations in Honduras. To see the full report - http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/HN/2017ReportElectionsHRViolati...

Emergency Religious Delegation to Honduras - Full Report

In January 2018, 50 Religious Leaders participated in an Emergency Delegation to Honduras in response requests for international presence in the context of the post electoral crisis. Eight religious denominations were represented by the 40+ faith groups and human rights organizations that sent delegates from 13 states in the U.S. Please download the delegations Full Report and share with your members of Congress.

Emergency Religous Delegation to Honduras - Summary Report

In January 2018, 50 Religious Leaders participated in an Emergency Delegation to Honduras in response requests for international presence in the context of the post electoral crisis. Eight religious denominations were represented by the 40+ faith groups and human rights organizations that sent delegates from 13 states in the U.S. Please download the delegations Executive Summary Report and share with your members of Congress.

Open Letter from Bertha Oliva on International Womens Day

Open Letter on International Womens’ Day from Bertha Oliva, Coordinator of Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras (Cofadeh), who remembers that organizations like hers that have been demanding truth related to the violations of human rights committed in the 1980s for decades, are comprised mostly of women who make the world termble.

Emergency Ecumenical Delegation bears witness to repression and human rights crisis in Honduras

An Emergency Ecumenical Delegation including religious leaders representing 8 denominations from the United States and Canada traveled to Honduras from January 24 -30, 2018. The emergency delegation was organized in response to a call from Fr. Melo, SJ of Radio Progreso, to the international community to bear witness to the post-electoral crisis in Honduras. The delegation was received in San Pedro Sula by representatives from Honduran communities who held a vigil in the airport lobby to commemorate those killed in the post electoral violence to date. During their week stay, the delegation heard testimony from victims and family members of state sponsored repression, witnessed repression of peaceful demonstrations by U.S. funded Honduran state security forces, participated in a Way of the Cross, a candlelight vigil in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa and met with the U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires, Heidi Fulton, to present the delegations concerns regarding U.S. policy, the human rights crisis and rupture of democratic process. Press coverage of the delegation: https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/militarized-honduras-delegation-s... https://www.democracynow.org/2018/1/31/headlines/honduras_american_faith... https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2018/01/26/honduran-rel... https://ignatiansolidarity.net/blog/2018/01/27/honduras-amid-abuses-of-d...
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Honduras Accompaniment Project blog in English, including articles, news and urgent actions.

Blog en español del Proyecto de Acompañamiento internacional en Honduras (PROAH), incluyendo artículos, noticias, y acciones urgentes.

 

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Video of the "Comision de Verdad" (Commission of Truth) in Honduras.

Commission of Truth Honduras reports

Final report of the "Comision de Verdad" (Commission of Truth), Honduras:

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