International Mission Found Human Rights Violations in Honduras

Posted on March 5, 2011


Honduran assassinedTegucigalpa, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) A total of 19 Honduran peasants were killed in Bajo Aguan from Jan 2010 until today and all the crimes remain unpunished, an international mission that visited the area reported.

During the investigation that was conducted between Feb 25 and Mar 4, the group found numerous violations of human rights.

The leaders and members of peasant organizations have been threatened and harassed, both by the public security forces and landowners private companies.

The mission also found cases of kidnapping, torture, injuries, sexual abuse and arbitrary detention

On the other hand forced evictions of the families living in that area continue and the government failed in its commitment to deliver 27,181 acres to the members of the Unified Movement of Peasants of Aguan.

The group was composed of six international organizations and networks, including Via Campesina, the Latin American Union of Food Workers, International FIAN and religious and humanitarian groups.

The mission plans to deliver the report to the Truth Commission established in Honduras after the coup, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Human Rights Council of the UN.