Honduras

#UrgentAlert HONDURAS / Government represses demonstrators: At least two dead and dozens wounded, mainly by firearms

In the context of recent protests over the privatization of public health and education, crowds of men and women continue to take to the streets of Honduras. They are repudiating the government, which they also accuse of being repressive, corrupt, and in league with organized crime. In response, the government has sent the National Preventive […]

20 June 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Mobile surveillance and intimidadion of journalist Eleana Borjas, of Radio Progreso

ELEANA BORJAS COELLO Organization Radio Progreso Activity The right to information and freedom of expression Attacks experienced Mobile surveillance and intimidation THE FACTS – On the morning of June 13th, the journalist Eleana Borjas, a correspondent for Radio Progreso in the city of Tegucigalpa, was followed for approximately 25 minutes by a patrol car of the […]

19 June 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Criminalization of indigenous women defending Tolupan territory

Ángela Murillo Bardales, Wendy Yadira Pineda López and Alizon Lourdes Pineda López Organization Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice Activity Territorial defense Attack experienced Criminalization THE FACTS – The indigenous women defenders of the Tolupan people Ángela Murillo Bardales, Wendy Yadira Pineda López and Alizon Lourdes Pineda López, members of the San Francisco Locomapa tribe […]

18 June 2019

[STATEMENT] Stop the repression of social protest in Honduras!

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  Mesoamerica, June 5, 2019 – Last April, the National Congress of Honduras passed laws on the Restructuring and Transformation of the System of Health and Education, which resulted in the massive firing of persons and the privatization of these public services. A series of social protests and acts of pressure in defense of […]

6 June 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Assailants kill APOMUH member Maricruz Tolvez in Choloma

MARICRUZ TOLVEZ Organization Association for Mutual Support among Women in Honduras (APOMUH) Activity Women’s rights Attack experienced MURDER THE FACTS – Around 2 pm on Saturday, May 25th, defender Maricruz Tolvez was killed in Choloma, Cortés. According to information provided by the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, the defender was at her […]

27 May 2019