Honduras: Government emulates human rights violations policies of Bukele’s government in El Salvador to tackle public security challenges

It is with concern that Amnesty International notes Xiomara Castro’s government’s reaction to the ongoing rise in murders in Honduras and the killing of at least 46 women in a prison in June. The use of militarised security forces and the suspension of rights in the Central American region in such circumstances has led to human rights violations such as deaths in state custody, arbitrary imprisonment, ill-treatment, violations of due process, discrimination, restrictions on the exercise of freedom of expression and even crimes under international law such as torture and persons being taken away by force.

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