Friday, March 25, 2011

Honduras: URGENT ACTION - Two actions requested

Honduras Accompaniment Project - Two Urgent Actions Requested

1. The Committee of the Families of the Detained and Disappeared of Honduras (COFADEH) reports this morning that 26 people continue to be detained in the aftermath of yesterdays repression- including 6 minors. All are being held at the police station Core 7 Metropolitana.

Spanish Speakers: Please call 011-504-2237-6830 - and express your concern for their safety and that their human rights be respected - including freedom of expression..

English Speakers:
2. Calls are also needed to the State Department and US Embassy in Honduras. Please express your concern for the safety of Honduran Human Rights Defenders who have been in Washington DC this week – speaking with members of Congress and testifying before the Inter American Commission for Human Rights . These human rights defenders have documented and given testimony regarding intense repression in Honduras, impunity and the lack of rule of law. Please express your concern for their physical safety on their return to Honduras. Please call on the Government of the United States to strongly uphold the rights of Honduran human rights defenders to defend human rights.

US Embassy in Honduras: 011-504-2236-9320 or 2238-5114

State Department: 202- 647-3482 - Ben Gedan, Honduras desk officer

202-647-2126 – Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Thank you for accompanying front line human rights defenders and those they defend in Honduras.

Honduras Accompaniment Project

Edwin Sorto--Primary School Teacher from Lempira

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