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Honduras: The beginning of the end of impunity?

, Index number: AMR 37/001/1995

This report looks at moves to clarify past "disappearances" in Honduras in recent months, focusing on the exhumation of the remains of Nelson Mackay Chavarria, a lawyer who "disappeared" in 1982. AI is encouraged by these developments but is also concerned about more recent developments, including death threats against human rights workers and the killing of retired army general Juan Pablos Rivas Calderon. These events have raised fear for the safety of those who are trying to bring past abuses by the military to light. Also, six months after the exhumation of Nelson Mackay's remains, little appears to have been done to bring to justice those responsible for his death.

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