On Monday afternoon, June 24th, Honduran Military Police agents violated university autonomy by invading the campus of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) to repress students who were peacefully demonstrating in defense of public Health and Education.
The Military Police used firearms, and several people were reported wounded, including two women students. At this time, the University is surrounded by security forces and students are still inside.
We of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders denounce the fact that in the University Hospital, where the wounded persons were taken, human rights defenders are being prevented from doing our work of accompaniment and documentation of attacks.
WE HOLD THE HONDURAN GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ATTEMPT AGAINST THE LIFE, SAFETY OR PHYSICAL AND MORAL INTEGRITY OF THE DEMONSTRATORS AND DEMAND THAT HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS BE ALLOWED TO DO THEIR WORK.