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"I didn't come all this way to be separated from my children," the 35-year-old mother from Honduras said as the late afternoon sunlight shining through a .... re-election of Orlando Hernandez, among them 22 civilians and one police officer, according to a report by the United Nations Human Rights Office of ...
During the forum, the speakers described the profile they believed the next attorney general of Honduras should have, and demanded that authorities ensure transparency in the selection process as well as sufficient time to reach the best decision. “We say to the Honduran political class that they have a ...

(New York) – A bill before the Honduran Congress would severely harm free speech by compelling companies providing internet services to censor content, Human Rights Watch said today. Congress should reject the bill, which was approved during an initial vote on February 8, 2018 and faces two more ...
Zandberg said that settling an internal Likud feud in Netanyahu's favor was a poor excuse for Regev bestowing upon a human rights violator one of Israel's greatest honors. In her letter, she recounted visit reports of Honduras's “corrupt and dangerous police forces” and military, which have been charged ...
Hernandez's election to a second term in December led to stormy demonstrations in Honduras, after international observers reported on corruption in the balloting, which Hernandez won by a very narrow margin. According to data from human rights groups quoted by The New York Times, at least 22 ...
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Honduras, at least 23 people were killed and at least 60 were injured during the following weeks. Two days after the election, the State Department certified that the Honduran government had been combating corruption and ...

Based in the north of Honduras, Radio Progreso is run by the Catholic Order of Jesuits - an organisation that does extensive work with some of Honduras' most neglected and least heard communities. The independent station reports on human rights violations, police and military abuses and election fraud.
According to Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras, COFADEH, so far, apart from 38 people killed, human rights groups have documented 76 cases of torture along with 400 serious injuries. The group also reported on five assassinations of protest leaders "with paramilitary characteristics ...
The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) held a meeting with the Special Rapporteurs for human rights defenders and torture, in which several countries were pointed out for mistreatment including Mexico and Honduras, while recommendations were made to governments in order to address the abuses.
Caceres's daughter Olivia Zuniga, a member of the Honduran Congress, said she would introduce a measure to cancel the dam project as well as 48 other contracts to build dams in western Honduras. The Honduras branch of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Twitter said it “continues to ...
Although the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras, a human rights organization known as COFADEH, debunked the accusations by documenting ... Human rights organizations say this is all part of a broader campaign, coordinated with Honduran state intelligence, aimed at discrediting ...
His parents are Honduran natives who have been living in the U.S. legally for almost two decades thanks to Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, first granted to ... Honduras is among the countries with the world's highest rates of murder, violence and corruption, according to Human Rights Watch. Roughly ...
A spokesperson said that the State Department is “aware of a number of serious allegations of human rights violations by members of Honduran security forces in the post-election period, and has called upon the government of Honduras to swiftly and thoroughly investigate all such incidents and bring the ...
Human rights abuses in Honduras have been endemic ever since a 2009 US-backed coup overthrew democratically-elected left-wing president Manuel Zelaya and installed a repressive, pro-US government. The conservative National Party has been in power since January 2010. Its control of the country ...
Haley visited the Central American country to back Hernandez as president of Honduras and as a friendly gesture of his support for US foreign policy in the Middle East. “I want to thank the president and the Honduran people for their support of our decision to move the Embassy to Jerusalem,” declared ...
The groups that filed the complaint, part of the Coalition Against Impunity in Honduras and the Center for Justice and International Law, or CEJIL, claim that concentration of power explains why the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice allowed Hernandez to run for reelection, modifying a ...
The proposed law also envisions a Cybersecurity Commission, made up of institutions such as the Defense Ministry, the Supreme Court, the Finance Ministry and the Central Bank of Honduras along with a Consultative Counsel which include human rights experts, journalists, lawyers and university ...

The US has been called out for its double standards on Central and South American human rights issues following the inauguration of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez this week. When Venezuela's populist anti-American government rigged state gubernatorial elections in October, “the US led ...
... Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernandez who was re-elected in a controversial process, and calls on the new leader to make respect for human rights and the fight against corruption, the priorities of his administration. Fernandez took the oath of office on 27 January. British ambassador to Honduras, ...
Delegates join Honduran human rights advocates in calling for an immediate end to the state-sponsored violence, bloodshed and arrests that have been ongoing since the elections; a halt to Honduran military and police attacks on human rights defenders, land activists, journalists and other advocates; ...
Honduran human rights organizations, including the Committee of Relatives of the Detained-Disappeared in Honduras, documented 30 killings last year in the context of the post-electoral political crisis, and there have been at least five more killings so far this month. Many believe the numbers to be higher ...
In Latin America, 156 human rights defenders were killed in Brazil and Colombia alone. "The violence against human rights defenders has intensified in regions of political and economic crisis: Venezuela, Brazil, Guatemala, Paraguay, Honduras and Argentina," researchers said in their report. A majority of ...
The U.N. human rights office is calling on all parties in Honduras to refrain from violence amid heightened tensions over the country's disputed presidential election. U.N. appeals for restraint by the Honduran government and opposition forces have fallen on deaf ears. Its warnings of the potential risk of ...
Former President Manuel Zelaya and the Honduran Opposition Alliance are calling for protests against the proposed reform to the Communications Law in ... The Opposition Alliance and organizations such as the Human Rights of Honduras say that the proposed reform is a way for President Juan Orlando ...
Lourdes Ramirez, an ICIJ member and reporter in Honduras who focuses on human rights issues, has had the same away message on her Skype account for the past few years: “Perseverando.” The message means “persevering.” For Ramirez, reporting on topics from a rash of unsolved murders of women ...
Thousands of supporters of the Opposition Alliance filled the streets of Honduras this morning as part of a national movement to protest the irregularities ... A delegation of popular social organizations also took advantage of the movement to protest the hundreds of human rights violations in the country.
(Washington, D.C.) —Honduran authorities should take immediate action to ensure the credibility of the country's general elections on November 26, 2017, ... The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Honduras reported ...
The Honduran government is deploying dangerous and illegal tactics to silence any dissenting voices in the aftermath of one of the country's worst political crisis in a decade, including preventing lawyers and human rights activists from visiting detained demonstrators, Amnesty International said after a visit ...
Its scope broadened over the years and the organization has played a key role in documenting and denouncing human rights abuses, particularly since the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup plunged the country into a new human rights calamity. As Honduras sinks deeper into its worst crisis since 2009 with ...
An uneasy calm fell over this Central American capital Saturday as police and soldiers enforced a curfew imposed following days of protests and unrest in the aftermath of disputed national elections. The final results of presidential balloting last Sunday remained unclear as the opposition demanded a ...
The main challenger to Honduras' president held an unexpected lead Monday ... the Honduran Constitution's ban on consecutive presidential terms. ... this government and some of the human rights issues," said Geoff Thale, ...
... Responsibility by Criticizing UN Resolution on Its Human Rights ... UK, France, Germany, Israel, Honduras, Portugal, Micronesia, Slovakia, ...
Some 12 hours after Honduras' electoral court released partial results ... WOLA, a nonprofit Latin American human rights organization in Washington. ... he worked with drug traffickers and Honduran police to ship cocaine into ...
Honduran Authorities Detain U.S. Human Rights Observer 11 Hours At ... been accompanying social movements in Honduras for two decades.
The purpose of the meeting with Honduras's current security minister .... strong outcry by human rights groups, Pacheco retired from the military.
The Honduran government has deployed National Police forces across the country in anticipation of political violence. | Photo: Heather Gies.
GAIPE: Challenging the Impunity Present in Human Rights Defenders' ... on indigenous lands authorized by the Honduran government. ... Unfortunately, this story is all too common for human rights defenders in Honduras and ...
Co-founded in 1993 by Honduran human rights activist Berta Caceres, ... education and indigenous rights of the Lenca people in Honduras.
As a representative of a U.S. based human rights organization, I was particularly interested to hear what the United States—not a party to the ...
The Honduran activist had led mobilizations against the construction of a hydroelectric ... case," said Ebadi, who traveled to Honduras Friday to participate in the Nobel Women convention which strives to uphold human rights.
I'm in Kabul, Afghanistan, launching a new Human Rights Watch report I ... Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Malawi, Nepal, the Netherlands, ...
A Honduras Political Clan and Its Criminal Fiefdom ..... A report by the National Human Rights Commission (Comisionado Nacional de los .... of efforts by the Honduran government to tackle the crisis in its penitentiary system.
(Photo: Honduran Army First Lieutenant Juan Carlos Reyes, ... aid, the Dominican Republic on human rights, Guatemala on peacekeeping, ...
These questions and answers provide a human rights analysis of the ... El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have plausible asylum claims.
As one of the nation's largest providers of pro bono legal counsel to refugees seeking asylum, Human Rights First knows that these individuals ...
Despite efforts by human rights defenders and official statements by the United ... material progress in advancing the reproductive rights of Honduran women. ... In post-coup Honduras, human rights violations – ranging from ...
Babies behind bars: the Honduran prison where children live with their ... about 4.3% of the total prison population in Honduras, according to World Prison Brief. ... Human rights groups have warned of overcrowding, violence, ...
Demonstrators protest in the wake of the 2009 coup in Honduras that ousted ... Human rights defenders have raised alarm over the proposed reform, .... An article in Honduran media outlet El Pulso the day after the vote on ...
LGBT rights advocates in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, take part in a Pride ... and intersex rights advocates in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa. ... and human rights defenders,” Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute Director of ...
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — A prominent Honduran LGBT and ... is not my aspiration,” David Valle, director of human rights and LGBT and ...


 

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