Human Rights

COFADEH Urgent Action June 9, 2014

Due to several incidents in and around the offices of COFADEH, and one violent assault against a COFADEH staff member, they have issued the attached Urgent Action request.

Urgent Action from COFADEH on events in el Bajo Aguan

"16 people were captured including three members of the campesino leadership with precautionary measures issued by the IACHR on May 8, 2014."

Main points from Summary of Human Rights in Honduras- April 2014.

Listed below are the the main items from our April 2014 Honduras Human Rights Summary:

*Honduras featured in a number of reports by international organizations: IACHR, PBI Honduras, Global Witness.

*Government under criticism for continued failure to implement IACHR precautionary measures and for proposal to withdraw them from some beneficiaries.

Amnesty International issues alert on José Ruelas

The Director of Casa Alianza Honduras, a children’s rights organization, was beaten and detained by military police on 8 May. He believes his mistreatment was in retaliation for speaking out against violence against children in Honduras and denouncing government inaction on the matter.  The attached Pdf document is the Alert recently issued by Amnesty International regarding the case.

URGENT ACTION regarding the detention of José Guadalupe Garcia Ruelas

The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH), expresses its full condemnation and concern regarding the illegal detention, and degrading, inhuman and cruel treatment against José Guadalupe Garcia Ruelas, Director of Casa Alianza Honduras.

Casa Alianza’s National Director Beaten for Reporting Systematic Killings of Children

May 9, 2014 Tegucigalpa
Ruelas holds President Juan Orlando Hernández responsible for the attack he suffered and stated it was the result of public complaints expressed in various media in recent weeks related to the violent deaths of children and adolescents, which he described as extrajudicial executions.

Chronicle of Ruelas

Thursday, May 8, 2014. 7 p.m. Guadalupe Ruelas leaves his office at Casa Alianza and heads for the Marriot Hotel where he is invited to have dinner with an international agency.
11:00 p.m. Ruelas, the Director of Casa Alianza, leaves the hotel in a double cabin, Casa Alianza vehicle  passing almost in  front of the  Casa Presidencial, where police motion for him to stop.

Murder of Radio Progreso team member continues in impunity – message from Padre Melo

 It has already been three weeks since the assassination of our colleague, Carlos Mejía Orellana, and none of the authorities responsible for the investigation have seen fit to make known the results of those investigations.  One of the investigators even came to tell us that the results would go well because of pressure from the U.S. Embassy, perhaps this was to be the consolation of the magic wand, if the government of the United States is behind it the results will be effective.

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 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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