#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / OFRANEH member Karla Ignacia Piota Martínez dies from wounds inflicted in an attempt on her life last December 28

Karla Ignacia Piota Martínez Organization Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) Activity: Territorial defense Attack experienced: MURDER THE FACTS – On Saturday, January 11, the Honduran defender Karla Ignacia Piota Martínez died from seven bullet wounds she received in an attempt on her life in the Garifuna community of Masca last December 28. Karla was […]

14 January 2020

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Hate crime and brutal physical attack against Alejandra Vega, LGBT rights defender in San Pedro Sula

Alejandra Vega Balenciaga Organization Feminist Trans Association (AFET) Activity LGBT rights Attacks experienced Hate crime; Physical attack THE FACTS – In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 9, Alejandra Vega was the victim of a brutal attack by an unknown individual in San Pedro Sula. As a result, she was admitted to the Intensive Care […]

19 November 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Police harassment of defenders Mirtha Gutiérrez and Angélica Álvarez, members of Protection International

Mirtha Gutiérrez and Angélica Álvarez Organization International Protection (PI) Activity The right to defend rights; Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (DESC) Attack experienced Police harassment THE FACTS – Around 9:40 pm on Tuesday, November 12, defenders Mirtha Gutiérrez and Angélica Álvarez were at home with International Protection member José Herrera, and Allan Alvarenga, a lawyer for […]

14 November 2019

Miriam Miranda: “Our people face an extermination plan”

At least 16 Garífuna people have been killed in 2019, six of them women, including defenders Mirna Suazo and María Digna Montero. Defender Miriam Miranda presents this data and adds: “In the sea of violence in which Honduras is submerged, the Garífuna communities have been an oasis of peace, but the number of Garífuna people […]

7 November 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Assailants kill Garifuna defender and OFRANEH member María Digna Montero

María Digna Montero Organization National Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) Activity Defender of territory and Garifuna culture Attack experienced MURDER THE FACTS – On Saturday afternoon October 12, María Digna Montero was killed in the patio of her home in the Garifuna community of Cuzuna in the town of Iriona, Colón, Honduras. According to information […]

14 October 2019