Honduras

OPEN LETTER / Repression and criminalization worsens against social movements and women human rights defenders in Honduras

READ / DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER CALL TO ACTION Mesoamerica, October 5th, 2017 – Nineteen months after the unpunished murder of Berta Cáceres, we, the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras) – representing more than 800 defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua – the National Women Human Rights Defenders Network in Honduras, […]

5 October 2017

CALL TO ACTION IN SUPPORT OF HONDURAN WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

Since June 2017, IM-Defensoras has produced 14 Urgent Alerts about attacks against women human rights defenders, their organizations and communities. Most of these are perpetrated by State agents, including excessive use of force, arbitrary detentions and/or criminal charges. This escalation of violence undermines citizen participation. From October 4th-10th, join us in a coordinated call to action at the Honduran Embassy in your country to […]

28 September 2017

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Attacks, arbitrary arrest and criminalization of defenders Hedme Castro and Tommy Morales during UNAH evacuation

Hedme Castro and Tommy Morales Organization ACI-Participa, ASOPODEHU, National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras Activity The right to defend rights Attack experienced Arbitrary arrest, Excessive use of force, Criminalization THE FACTS – Hedme Castro (ACI-Participa) and Tommy Morales (ASOPODEHU) were targets of attacks, arbitrary arrest and criminalization when they were were trying to […]

13 September 2017

HONDURAS / NEW ATTEMPT AGAINST SAFETY OF MIRTHA GUTIÉRREZ

The National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras – Three hours have gone by since ATIC agents initiated a procedure known as a luminol test in the apartment of Mirtha Gutiérrez, a defender belonging to the UNAH student moviment. The test is purportedly simed at solving an alleged homicide that occurred in the room […]

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Arbitrary arrest with excessive use of force against UNAH students

Zuly Rodríguez, Suset Vásquez, Jenny Bonilla and Brenda Miranda Organization University Student Movement (MEU), UNAH Activity Cultural, social and economic rights (DESC) Attacks experienced Arbitrary arrest, Excessive use of force, Criminalization THE FACTS – In the early morning hours of Friday, September 8th, a large military police contingent went into the campus of the National Autonomous […]

12 September 2017