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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 […]

War without masks

March 31, 2011

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by Juan Almendares – (Experimental torture laboratory against the people) – The river of truth flows through a bed of lies (R. Tagore) Since the military coup, Honduras  has been converted into a laboratory for conspired war and media terror where military occupation forces conspire with Pentagon forces, Colombian military and police, hired security guards […]

Platform for Human Rights in Honduras condemns the violation of human rights against the country’s population, through actions by judicial and law enforcement authorities

March 29, 2011

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To the national and international community, we express the following: 1. Miriam Miranda, President of the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), was subjected to trauma, terror and illegal detention. 2. The Assassination of Professor ILSE RODRIGUEZ VELASQUEZ, one week earlier in the teachers’ protest in the capital [Tegucigalpa]. 3. The assault on human rights […]

Letter from Miriam Miranda, recently FREED Garífuna resistance leader

March 29, 2011

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Honduras: The Coup d’etat, its inheritors and the criminalization of social protest by Miriam Miranda Yesterday I was captured in a selective way by agents of the Ministry of security in the middle of a protest around the Garífuna community Triunfo de la Cruz. In the process of being arrested they shot several tear-gas bombs […]

International Mission Found Human Rights Violations in Honduras

March 5, 2011

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Tegucigalpa, 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. […]

Campesinos Rising in Honduras

March 1, 2011

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A peasant organizer is kidnapped and tortured, as his movement continues to occupy land claimed by corporations. by Jeremy Krit TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS—As he rode his motorcycle home through the Aguán Valley of Honduras on the night of January 8, 2011, Juan Chinchilla noticed he was being followed. As the car closed in, Chinchilla, a 25-year-old […]