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Honduran government must ensure implementation of new law protecting human rights defenders, journalists, social communicators and justice officials

, Index number: AMR 37/2571/2015

Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on Honduras. In recent years, scores of human rights defenders in Honduras, including Indigenous, peasant and Garifuna (afro-descendant) leaders, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) activists, justice officials and journalists, have been victims of human rights violations and abuses, including physical violence, kidnapping and threats, in reprisal for their work.

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