[Urgent Alert] MESOAMERICA / Regional governments send military troops and special forces to head off and disband the migrant caravan that left Honduras on September 30.

During the past few days, the Guatemalan and Mexican governments have implemented a widespread troop deployment –including both military and special forces– in order to head off, halt, and disband the migrant caravan of around four thousand people that set out for the United States from San Pedro Sula, Honduras last Wednesday, September 30. There […]

6 October 2020

[Urgent Alert] HONDURAS / Berta Cáceres’ daughters and son expelled from trial held behind closed doors

On August 21, 2020, Judge Carlos Irías de León, a newcomer to the judicial process involving the murder of Berta Caceres, decided to expel her son and daughters, who were to testify against an individual implicated in her murder, David Castillo. The judge also canceled the live transmission that was to be screened on the […]

24 August 2020
Katherin Cruz

[WHRD Alert] HONDURAS / Military forces unjustifiably retain woman defender

Activity Defense of human rights. Member of National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras. THE FACTS – On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, a group of State Security Forces – most of whom were military agents—illegally retained Katherin Cruz at a checkpoint on the Tegucigalpa Loop; Katherine belongs to the National Network of Women […]

21 August 2020
Maria Felicita Lopez

[WHRD Alert] HONDURAS / Harassment and death threat against defender María Felícita López

María Felícita López Organization Independent Indigenous Lenca Movement of La Paz, Honduras (MILPAH) Activity Defense of territory and the rights of women and children THE FACTS – On Friday, July 24, unidentified individuals harassed, insulted and threatened the life of the Coordinator of the Independent Indigenous Lenca Movement of La Paz, Honduras, (MILPAH), María Felícita […]

30 July 2020

[WHRD Alert] HONDURAS / Assailants murder LGTBI+ activist Scarleth Cáceres

Scarleth Cáceres Organization LGTB “Arcoiris” (Rainbow) Association of Honduras Activity LGTB Rights THE FACTS – At around 8 pm on Friday, July 10, unknown assailants shot and killed Scarleth Cáceres, defender of the rights of LGBTI+ communities in the La Plazuela barrio of Tegucigalpa. Scarleth was a member of the LGTB Rainbow Association of Honduras, […]

13 July 2020