Human Rights

URGENT ACTION- Contact your members of Congress

Three U.S. Congress members issued a statement of concern following the brutal murder of member of the Radio Progreso team in Honduras.  Please send this statement to your members of Congress and ask them to register their concern with the U.S. Embassy in Honduras and the State Department.

 

“The police have become a huge band of delinquents”

 Excerpts from interview with the Ex Director of Internal Affairs for the National Police, Commissioner Maria Luisa Borjas following the “honorable” and multimillion dollar “retirement-expulsion” of several high ranking, veteran and questionable National Police officers.

Alert: Environmentalist from the Siria Valley, Honduras denounces threats

Carlos Amador, an environmentalist and communicator from the Siria Valley in Honduras, is denouncing that over the last few months he has been watched and followed by unknown individuals using vehicles with tinted windows and without license plates.

Provisional Dismissal Dictated to Magdalena Morales

This afternoon, February 14th, the courts of El Progreso, Yoro issued a provisional dismissal in the case of Magdalena Morales, Regional Director of the National Union of Rural Workers (CNTC), accused by the transnational sugar producer AZUNOSA, a subsidiary of SABMiller (South African Brewing-Miller Brewing, headquartered in England), of land usurpation, damages, and continued profit losses.

Provisional Dismissal Dictated to Magdalena Morales

This afternoon, February 14th, the courts of El Progreso, Yoro issued a provisional dismissal in the case of Magdalena Morales, Regional Director of the National Union of Rural Workers (CNTC), accused by the transnational sugar producer AZUNOSA, a subsidiary of SABMiller (South African Brewing-Miller Brewing, headquartered in England), of land usurpation, damages, and continued profit losses.

Honduras: Journalism in the Shadow of Impunity

 PEN International has released a major new report on rise in violence agasint journalists.

Here is the full report in two formats:


 http://ihrp.law.utoronto.ca/utfl_file/count/media/Honduras%20report-FINAL%20English.pdf)

Recent reports on Honduras

 
We wanted to inform you or two recent reports on the Human Rights situation in Honduras and a third on the elections:
 
1. A report from Human Rights Watch on the situation of human Rights:  www.hrw.org/world-report/2014/country-chapters/honduras
 
2. A report from the Observatorio Ecuménico Internacional de los Derechos Humanos (only in Spanish) is attached.  
 
3.

US Congressional Appropriations Bill Would Impose New Restrictions on Honduras Support

Written by Dan Beeton and Alexander Main- Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:09
The new budget appropriations bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday, and set to be taken up by the Senate in the coming days, includes several passages that are relevant for Honduras, including stronger restrictions on U.S. assistance for the police and military.

NGO statement on World Bank funding of Dinant Corporation

World Bank funding a company implicated in human rights abuses in Honduras        January 10, 2014

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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