Honduras: Two water defenders killed

Aly Magdaleno Domínguez Ramos and Jairo Bonilla Ayala, members of the popular resistance of Guapinol (department of Colón, northern Honduras) against an iron ore mine, were found death in the community of Guapinol on 7 January 2023. They were intercepted by armed assailants, shot and killed on the spot, according to their relatives. Aly is the brother of Reynaldo Domínguez, and both are among the 32 people criminalized by the mining company Inversiones Los Pinares and the State of Honduras for defending the Carlos Escaleras National Park. We demand the Honduran authorities to ensure a prompt, thorough and impartial investigations, and take immediate steps to fully provide appropriate protection.

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