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Anti-Militarism: News & Updates
February 12, 2015
armed attack on Jesús Flores Satuye (shot in the head and arm), a member of the Afro-descendant Garífuna community of Nueva Armenia in Atlántida Department, and concurrent attack on the offices of La Via Campesina in Tegucigalpa.
February 1, 2015
threats towards José Humberto Torres, Franklin Casteñada (members of CSSP, Political Prisoners’Solidarity Committee) and Martha Díaz, Rosario Montoya, Ingrid Vergara Chávez, Lilia Peña Silva, Carmen Mendoza (members of MOVICE, Movement of Victims of State Crimes) by the paramilitary group AGC (Gaitanistas de Colombia)
January 26, 2015
assassination of Carlos Alberto Pedraza Salcedo of Bogotá, a member of the Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE) and the Never Again Project of Colombia
January 24, 2015
threats against human rights defender Blanca Nubia Díaz, a member of the National Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE), in Riohacha, La Guajira Department.
January 23, 2015
death threats and security incidents against defenders of Afro-Colombian territorial, labor, and civil rights Francia Marquez Lisifrey Ararat, Luis Ernesto Olave Valencia, Senator Piedad Cordoba and Jesús Enrique Andrade (shot 3 times in the head)
January 22, 2015
threats to trade unionist, women’s human rights defender, peasant farmer association leader Juan Martínez, MOVICE (Movement of Victims of State Crimes) members Martha Díaz and Ingrid Vergara Chávez by the paramilitary group Black Eagles-Northern Bloc Atlantic Coast in Atlántico Department.
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The InterReligious Task Force on Central America
Contacts and Information:
InterReligious Task Force on Central America
3606 Bridge Ave., Cleveland OH 44113 • 216.961.0003 • www.IRTFcleveland.org
Co-Coordinators: Chrissy Stonebraker-Martínez & Brian Stefan-Szittai
Volunteer Associates: Marc Alvarado, Line-Marie Eichhorst
We continue to pray and act on behalf of the people of Honduras during this volatile time.
The incumbent president (Juan Orlando Hernández) is claiming victory in the November 26, 2017 election. The people disagree. There have been mass protests claiming fraud. Demonstrators across the country of 8 million people have been met by state violence, resulting in severe human rights violations, including at least 30 killed, many more injured, and hundreds arrested—many of them detained in military posts. The president has ordered a state of siege and nighttime curfew.