Honduras

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / UPDATE. Prosecution and political prison for defender Aquelina Mejía

Aquelina Mejía Guerra Organization Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice (MADJ) Activity Territorial defense Attacks experienced Arbitrary arrest; Criminalization; Judicial prosecution; and Political prison THE FACTS – In the context of the State campaign of harassment and persecution against leaders and members of the MADJ, as reported in the #WHRDAlert dated February 22, 2018, defender Aquelina Mejía […]

27 February 2018

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Arbitrary arrest and criminalization of Aquelina Mejía of the MADJ

Aquelina Mejía Guerra Organization Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice (MADJ) Activity Territorial defense Attacks experienced Arbitrary arrest, Criminalization THE FACTS – On the morning of Thursday, February 22nd, agents of the National Police and the Police Investigations Division (DPI) broke into the residence of Aquelina Mejía Guerra and her husband Luis García, who was not […]

26 February 2018

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Smear campaign, criminalization and prosecution of territorial defender in the Aguán

María Paula Lainez Rodríguez Organization Campesino Movement of the Aguán (MCA) Activity Territorial defense Attacks experienced Criminalization, judicial prosecution, smear campaign THE FACTS – Territorial defender María Paula Laínez Rodríguez has been imprisoned since last Thursday, February 15th, after being served with an order for her capture issued in 2008 for the alleged offenses of the […]

20 February 2018

OPEN LETTER / IM-Defensoras urges UN and IACHR Rapporteurs on Human Rights Defenders to demand an end to State violence and repression in the post-electoral context in Honduras

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER  Mesoamerica January 31, 2018 – More than a thousand women human rights defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua who make up the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras), are writing to you to express our concern over the grave situation of State repression and violence and the […]

2 February 2018

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Military police repress and wound Elsa Corea in the context of the National Strike

Elsa Corea Organization Lawyers Network of Southern Honduras Activity The right to access to justice Attack experienced Repression of the right to protest, Wounds THE FACTS – The National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras reports that the attorney Elsa Corea was repressed with blows from a club by agents of the Military Defense […]

24 January 2018