#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / COPINH women land defenders detained and criminalized in Nueva Esperanza community

Women defenders of the Nueva Esperanza community Organization COPINH Activity Defense of land, territory and natural resources Attacks experienced Criminalization THE FACTS – At 5 o’clock in the morning, Tuesday, July 9th, State security forces burst into the Nueva Esperanza community on the pretext of enforcing an alleged complaint of “land usurpation.” They detained 15 people […]

10 July 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Hate crime against Bessy Ferrera, trans activist and member of Arcoiris Association

BESSY FERRERA Organization Arcoiris (Rainbow) Association Activity LGBTTTIQ+ rights Attack experienced HATE CRIME THE FACTS – In the early morning hours of Monday, June 7th, assailants killed trans activist Bessy Ferrera in Comayagüela and wounded another person who was with her. The alleged perpetrators of the crime fired repeatedly at Bessy and her companion before […]

9 July 2019

#UrgentAlert HONDURAS / Military police invade UNAH and use firearms to repress students – Several reported wounded

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 […]

28 June 2019