Human Rights

News pertaining to human rights issues in Honduras.

Honduras Environmental Activist Nelson Garcia Murdered days after Berta Caceres

Honduras Environmental Activist Nelson Garcia Murdered days after Berta Caceres

Another indigenous activist has been murdered in Honduras amid an escalating wave of repression against the relatives and colleagues of renowned campaigner Berta Cáceres, who was murdered less than two weeks ago. Nelson García, 38, an active member of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras (Copinh) was killed on Tuesday after […]

Journalist David Romero Ellner Sentenced to 10 Years in Honduras for Defamation

Journalist David Romero Ellner Sentenced to 10 Years in Honduras for Defamation

A Honduras judge has sentenced television host and ex-legislator David Romero Ellner to 10 years in prison for defamation of the wife of a prosecutor. David Romero Ellner is the director of Radio Globo and Globo TV. His sentence was for defaming Sonia Inez Galvez Ferrari, the wife of prosecutor Rigoberto Cuellar. Romero Ellner will […]

Drugs, Dams, & Power: The Murder of Honduran Activist Berta Caceres

Drugs, Dams, & Power: The Murder of Honduran Activist Berta Caceres

EARLY IN THE MORNING on March 3, in La Esperanza, Honduras, unidentified men broke into the home of the environmental activist Berta Cáceres and murdered her. Cáceres was the cofounder of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Movements of Honduras (COPINH) and the 2015 winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize, and her murder has […]

Groups ask US Secretary of State Kerry to investigate environmental activist’s death

Groups ask US Secretary of State Kerry to investigate environmental activist’s death

More than 200 conservation and environmental groups are asking Secretary of State John Kerry to help investigate the recent murder of a Honduran environmental activist. Assailants broke into Berta Cáceres’s home on March 2 and shot her, killing the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner. Cáceres helped lead fights against dam projects in environmentally sensitive areas […]

Peru’s Former Prime Minister to be spokesman for OAS-backed Anti-Corruption Body in Honduras

Peru’s Former Prime Minister to be spokesman for OAS-backed Anti-Corruption Body in Honduras

Former Prime Minister of Peru Juan Jimenez will be the spokesman for the Organization of American States “OAS” Supported Mission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras – MACCIH. Jimenez will be accompanied by Uruguay’s Juan Pablo Corlozzoli, Mexico’s Jacobo Dominguez Gudini and, Germany’ Jan-Michael Simon. OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro noted that MACCIH is a […]

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