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Rapid Response Network
RRN’s team of letter-writers responds to six urgent human rights cases each month to
- protect people living under threat
- demand investigations into human rights crimes
- bring human rights criminals to justice
- ensure that human rights crimes are not happening in the dark.
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January 26, 2017
Assassination of Afro-Colombian community leader Emilsen Manyoma Mosquera of CONPAZ (a network of community and victim organizations) and her partner Joe Javier Rodallega, in the port of Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca Department, where families are being forcibly displaced by paramilitaries.
January 25, 2017
Killing of indigenous and land rights defender Sebastian Alonso Juan, age 73, when armed men began shooting at demonstrators during a peaceful protest against hydroelectric projects Pojom I and Pojom II in San Matea Ixtatan in Huehuetenango Department.
January 24, 2017
Military shot in the knee Víctor Vásquez, President of the Lenca Indigenous Movement of La Paz Honduras (MILPAH), while he was providing assistance to a wounded man during a violent eviction of small farmers in Santa María in La Paz Department.
January 23, 2017
Assassination of environmental defender Aldemar Parra Garcia in El Hatillo, Bolívar Department, where US companies Drummond and Murray Energy Corporation operate four coal mines.
January 22, 2017
National Police arbitrarily detained and harassed four human rights defenders in La Ceiba, Atlántida Dept: Miriam Miranda, coordinator of the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), and three members of the Platform of Social and Popular Movements of Honduras (PMSPH): Luis Gutierrez, Oscar Gaboa and Luis Miranda.
January 1, 2017
Police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas against environmental defenders resisting construction of the Grand Inter-Oceanic Canal during a demonstration in Nueva Guinea, in the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (RAAS).
December 26, 2016
Assassination attempt on land rights activist Argemiro Lara, who is a member of MOVICE-Sucre branch (National Movement of Victims of State Crimes) and CPDH (Permanent Committee for the Defence of Human Rights).
December 25, 2016
Massacre of an indigenous Mayanga family of three in the autonomous Moskitia region where there are land disputes with outside settlers: Bernicia Dixon Peralta, her husband Feliciano Benlis Flores, and their 11 year-old son, Feliciano Benlis Dixon.
December 24, 2016
Digital attacks (misinformation and distortions meant to discredit and misrepresent) against the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH).
December 23, 2016
Death threats against members of the Indigenous Councils Santiago Apóstol and San Isidro Labrador in La Paz Department who are opposing the construction of the Los Encinos hydro-electric dam on the Chinacla River: Ana Mirian Romero, Roberto Gómez, María Felicita Lopez and Rodolfo Vasquez.