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International Accompaniers in Honduras receive Death Threats

April 30, 2012

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The Committee of the Families of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) and the Honduras Accompaniment Project (PROAH) would like to express our concern at the death threats received by members of PROAH, an international organization that provides accompaniment for human rights defenders at risk in Honduras. On the 26th of April in the […]

Attacks by Police on Civilians Continue in Honduras

January 9, 2012

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The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (Cofadeh) express our concern for repeated abuse committed by the Honduran police against the population. In the last two weeks at least three people have reported assaults and assassination attempts by police officers. January 7, 2012, around 8:00 p.m., Gonzalo Cruz, 42 years old […]

Honduran State Is Failing to Guarantee the Security of its Citizens

January 9, 2012

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The Committee for Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (Cofadeh) wishes to express its total condemnation and deep concern regarding the police of the State of Honduras and their systematic practice of attacking its citizens. On 26 December Marco Aurelio Lorenzo, the Catholic parish priest for Macuelizo, Santa Bárbara, was travelling in a […]

COFADEH: Once Again Forced Disappearance is being Implemented in Honduras

September 2, 2011

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The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH), with great concern, would like to inform the international community, and the Honduran population in particular, that the practice of forced disappearance is once again being systematically implemented in Honduras, as demonstrated by the following cases. 1. Osmin Obando Cáceres (age 22), son […]

COFADEH issues complaint about the kidnapping of a community leader by Honduran police

September 1, 2011

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José Reynaldo Cruz Palma, president of the Patronato de la Colonia Planeta, in San Pedro Sula, was taken by force this August 30, by the National Criminal Investigation Unit (DNIC) and police, who were travelling masked and hooded, in several vehicles, according to a complaint made by their relatives to the Committee of Relatives of […]

Father Fausto Milla and his assistant flee Honduras

July 12, 2011

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The death threats against Father Fausto Milla, a commissioner with the Commission of Truth, and his assistant Denia Mejía have escalated recently, resulting in their decision to leave the county this Friday. They said good-bye to fellow Hondurans during a press conference at the Committee of Families of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH). […]

Honduran State Continues to Criminalize Human Rights Defenders

July 6, 2011

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The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (Cofadeh) expresses its repudiation and concern for the Honduran State’s systemic practice of qualifying the most basic actions defending of nature and the rights accorded by the Constitution of the Republic as disturbing the peace, sabatoge and terrorism. Various legal tools and policies are […]