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Honduras: Honduran lawyer at risk: Kenia Oliva Cardona

July 29, 2010

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The car of a Honduran human rights lawyer has been broken into, her papers searched and a laptop computer stolen. Amnesty International believes that she has been targeted because of her human rights work, and she may be in danger. On 21 July, Kenia Oliva Cardona,a lawyer with the Honduran human rights organization Committee of […]

Honduras: Ongoing Attacks Foster Climate of Intimidation

July 29, 2010

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(Washington DC) – Six months after President Porfirio Lobo took office, Honduras has made little progress toward addressing the serious human rights abuses since the 2009 coup, Human Rights Watch said today. Threats and attacks against journalists and the political opposition have fostered a climate of intimidation, while impunity for abuses remains the norm. “Violent […]

Dismissal of Honduran judges sends an intimidating message

July 29, 2010

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The recent dismissal of three judges and a magistrate in Honduras, apparently because they spoke out during the political crisis that engulfed the country last year, sends a disturbing message to other jurists in the Central American country, three independent United Nations human rights experts warned today. The experts said the dismissal last month of […]

Coup planned by Honduran businessmen in an Arab Emirate

July 20, 2010

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The murdered ex-minister of the deposed President Manuel Zelaya, Roland Valenzuela announced in the program “San Pedro Sula by Night” that the coup in Honduras was planned by a group of six Honduran businessmen who got together to go to a business fair in Dubai, one of the seven Arab Emirates. They met in the […]

Report of the Commission on High Level on the Situation in Honduras

July 12, 2010

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The full report can be found here. In pursuance of resolution AG / RES. 2531 (XL-O/10) REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON HIGH LEVEL THE SITUATION IN HONDURAS ESTABLISHMENT AND ACTIVITIES 1 .- On June 8, 2010, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted a Resolution on the Situation in Honduras [AG […]

Military official in unmarked vehicle follows human rights observers during visit to sites of land conflicts with Honduran oligarch Miguel Facussé

July 5, 2010

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After visiting Peasant Movement of Aguán political prisoner Jose Isabel Morales just outside Ceiba, the La Voz de los de Abajo human rights solidarity delegation was stopped at a police checkpoint and asked to turn over everyone’s passports so the police could make a list of everybody in the van. The delegation was stopped again […]

Edwin Róbelo Espinal, FNRP member, detained and tortured

July 3, 2010

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The Committee of Relatives of Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (Cofadeh), expresses its total repudiation and preoccupation by the illegal detention followed by torture that Edwin Spinal Róbelo was subject to at the hands of agents of the Preventive National Police. The 30th of June at 11:30 p.m. Edwin Róbelo Espinal was in his neighborhood, […]