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Honduras: Further information: Water defenders continue in jail

Index Number: AMR 37/4617/2021

Eight members of the Municipal Committee for the Defence of Common and Public Assets (CMDBCP) continue in pre-trial prison in Yoro (North Honduras) after two years for standing up in defence of protected water sources in danger by a mining project. The Attorney General Office requested the Supreme Court the extension of this preventive measure last 29 July 2021, despite the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention declaring their detention as arbitrary and asking for their immediate release. We urge authorities to review the preventive detention of all eight defenders and take all necessary measures to immediately release them.

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