Human Rights

Canada urged to reject "elections" in Honduras

A coalition of Canadian development, church, labour and human rights organizations are calling on the Canadian government  not to join the US in recognizing the controversial elections to be held in Honduras on November 29—and are calling for further action to strengthen democracy in the Central American nation.
“The June coup d’état in Honduras—which overthrew a legitimately elected President—represents the most serious crisis in recent years for democratic governa

Honduran military dictatorship arms itself with weapons and munitions of death and declares war on the National Front of Non-Violent Resistance

COFADEH Alert: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 *Military Dictatorship arms itself with weapons and munitions of death and declares war on the National Front of Non-Violent Resistance.*

Honduran Ministry of Health issues health-care-provider alert for the week of elections

Amidst expectations of large-scale repression and warnings to stay safe at home during the elections, the Honduran Ministry of Health has issued an emergency communiqué alerting all Department level Health Directors and Hospital Directors to have all medical personnel on call 24 hours a day, to reprogram elective surgery, and to stock up on medicine and equipment for the period of November 19 – December 4, 2009.

View the letter.

Honduran Armed Forces order mayors to provide lists of community leaders opposed to the coup regime

On October 22, 2009, the Armed Forces of Honduras, First Battalion of Communications issued a letter to all of the Mayors in the country requiring their offices to compile a list of names and telephone numbers of members of the municipality who are “part of the resistance.” The letters ask for the list to be compiled as soon as possible because the Army will be following up on the request with a visit to each municipality “very soon in order to strengthen our democratic system.”

Quixote Center Delegation to Conduct Human Rights Accompaniment and Observation in Lead Up and during Honduras’ Elections

20 Representatives of Faith-Based, Labor, and Human Rights Groups Available for Interviews from Honduras,
November 25- December 1st
 Hyattsville, MD – A delegation of 20 representatives of faith-based, labor, and human rights organizations will travel to Honduras on November 25, 2009, to conduct human rights accompaniment and observation in the lead-up to the country’s controversial elections on November 29.

COFADEH Alert: Regime prepares repression leading up to illegal elections.

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.

Operación Siléncio in Honduras: the Protracted Violence of the Coup

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." 

Visit our blog -Visite nuestro blog

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.

 

Video

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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