An Amnesty International delegation, led by Americas Director Erika Guevara Rosas, is visiting Honduras between 7 and 9 March to hold high-level government meetings regarding the increasing dangers faced by human rights defenders and Indigenous leaders in the country.
“Defending human rights has become a lethal profession in Honduras with the recent violent death of Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, the latest in a long catalogue of abuses faced by those whose legitimate work is uncomfortable to the most powerful in society,” said Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International.
The recent violent death of Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, the latest in a long catalogue of abuses faced by those whose legitimate work is uncomfortable to the most powerful in society.Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International.
Amnesty International’s delegation will hold meetings with the Minister of Interior, Minister of Security and the Attorney General, among other high-level authorities. A meeting with President Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado has been requested.
The delegation will hold a press conference on Tuesday 8 March at 9:00 am (local time) in the Hotel Portal del Angel in Tegucigalpa (Ave. República de Perú 2115, Colonia Palmira, Tegucigalpa) to present the conclusions of the visit.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Josefina Salomón, [email protected]
Honduras: El brutal asesinato de una líder indígena, una tragedia anunciada (News, 3 de marzo de 2016)
Honduras: Witness to defender’s killing at risk: Gustavo Castro Soto (Urgent Action, 6 March 2016)