Human Rights

Senators send letter to St. Dept. on DEA role in Ahuas killings.

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.

 

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.

Amnesty International issues Public Statement on concerns about due process and right to justice in Berta Caceres murder case

Following the postponement of the preliminary hearing in the case of Berta Caceres for a second time, Amnesty International issued a Public Statement outlining concerns about due process, right to justice, truth, reparation and the failure of the Honduran Public Prosecutor to make progress in identifying the intellectual authors of the murder. Read the statement here: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/amr37/6335/2017/en/

Legal Team for Berta Caceres issues Alert

When will the abuse and impunity on the part of the Public Ministry and the Judicial power end in the case Berta Cáceres?  Do the intellectual authors of this crime have so much power that they can openly be subjected to the justice system and nothing happens?  

78 Democrats speak out about human rights in Honduras in response to recent attacks.

58 House Representatives and 20 Senators sent letters to the Secretary of State Tillerson, registering concern about U.S. assistance to the Honduran government in light of ongoing threats and assassinations of human rights defenders and land rights and environmental activists.  See House and Senate Letters - attached.

Senator Leahy statement on one year anniversary of the murder of Berta Caceres: “It sounds a lot like the death squads in El Salvador in the 1980’s.”

In a statement marking the one year anniversary of the murder of Berta Caceres, Senator Patrick Leahy called for an independent investigation into her killing.   Expressing concern regarding reports that Honduran military officers involved in her murder received training by the United States, Senator Leahy stated, “It sounds a lot like the death squads in El Salvador in the 1980’s.  
 
https://www.leahy.senate.gov/press/statement-of-senator-patrick-leahy-on-berta-caceres 

Guardian: Berta Caceres killed in US trained military intelligence operation

The Guardian published a new article today based on their investigation and ''leaked court documents alleging that the murder of the Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres was an extrajudicial killing planned by military intelligence specialists linked to the country’s US–trained special forces.&quo

COFADEH statement on Honduran government response to Global Witness Report

The Committee of the Families of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras, COFADEH, in this second vigil of 2017 in the Plaza of the Pañuelos Blancos in Tegucigalpa, joins in supporting the statement issued yesterday in San José Costa Rica by 33 Central American leaders and social organizations.
 
Human rights organizations and civil society from the throughout the region gathered at the Forum for Rights, declared their concern for the official reactions in response the Global Witness Report: “Honduras – The Deadliest Place

HONDURAS: The Deadliest Pace to Defend the Planet - a new report from Global Witness

 Global Witness, a London based human rights organizationreleased a new report in January: HONDURAS – The Deadliest Pace to Defend the Planet.  

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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