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Thirteen leaders of MUCA detained

February 3, 2012


COPINH alerts the national and international community of new arbitrary actions of the national police in Honduras that put the physical integrity of 13 leaders of the Movimiento Unificado Campesino del Aguan (Unified Campesino Movement of the Aguán), MUCA, who were detained tonight at 9:50pm. This acion was taken by police who maintain a police checkpoint in […]

Regime continues to repress the people of Honduras openly

May 6, 2011


Thursday afternoon, after the conclusion of a peaceful demonstration against “Honduras: Open For Business” by various organizations of the National Front of Popular Resistance, FNRP, police fired tear gas and captured about eight people, including three from the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations, COPINH, when they reached the central park of San Pedro Sula. […]


April 1, 2011


By Karen Spring (Rights Action, Tegucigalpa) Today, a National Strike was called in Honduras by the public school teachers and the National Front of Popular Resistance to protest the last two weeks of brutal and fierce repression, the eighteen political prisoners on trial and the attempt of the post-coup regime and international financial institutions to […]

True Commission denounces repression in Tegucigalpa

March 25, 2011


At ten o’clock this morning in the Honduran capital, in front of the National Teacher’s Pension Institute (IMPREMAH) building, police and military agents launched tear gas and used excessive force to evict the demonstration in favour of public education, which had been taking place on the IMPREMAH property since early this morning. Similar evictions also […]

Repression continues: 26 detained, 6 minors among them

March 24, 2011


Repression continued again today in Honduras. The Committee of the Families of the Detained and Disappeared of Honduras (COFADEH) has just called requesting urgent action on behalf of 26 people  who are being detained.  Six minors are detained at the police station Core 7.    Twenty others are being detained at the Posta de Manchen.  […]

Police and military raid the National Autonomous University of Honduras

March 23, 2011


Dozens of police and military have again raided the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), where thousands of students are receiving classes. Students had taken over the boulevard bordering UNAH when the repressive forces proceeded to remove them and they took refuge within the educational institution, where they were followed by agents. This is the […]

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

July 12, 2010


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 […]