UN Calls on Honduras to Stop Lawyer Slayings

UN Calls on Honduras to Stop Lawyer Slayings

Two United Nations independent experts today called on the Government of Honduras to adopt concrete measures to stop the killing of lawyers in the country, stressing that they should be able to carry out their functions without risking their lives. According to the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR), 74 lawyers have […]

Radio Journalist Assassinated in Honduras

Radio journalist Luz Marina Paz Villalobos, and her companion (and possible mechanic), Delmer Canales, were gunned down by two men on a motorcycle yesterday in Tegucigalpa. The police reported 47 bullet holes in the vehicle. She and her companion were traveling in a pickup truck belonging to military officer Marco Tulio Leiva, who told reporters […]

Journalists Ask President for Protection

President Porfirio Lobo met with media representatives on Friday, November 25, 2011, to address protection for journalists, and threats against the press. The media has been pointing the finger at the police and military for threats and attacks reporters have received while investigating the findings of police participation in the killing of two university students. […]

Former DNIC and National Police Directors Present

The former director of the National Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DNIC), Marco Tulio Palma, presented his statement today before the Human Rights Prosecutor’s Office, in relation to the deaths of the two young university students murdered on October 22nd. When questioned about his remarks, Marco Tulio Palma indicated that, “I am not in the condition […]

Honduras’s Fugitive Police Extorted Money

According to informants, the four police officers who went missing after being detained for the murders of two university students, were in the practice of extorting money from urban transportation drivers, taxi drivers, and even high school students. Several Honduran citizens have filed reports against the fugitive police officers, and the Ministry of Security spokesperson, […]