July 6, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Armed Attack Against Members Of COPINH (Honduras: UA 60.16)


On 30 June unknown assailants attacked Berta Zuniga Cáceres, Sotero Chavarría Fúnez and José Asunción Martínez, coordinators of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), while they were on the road returning to La Esperanza municipality. The safety of COPINH members remains at risk.

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On 30 June unknown assailants attacked Berta Zuniga Cáceres, Sotero Chavarría Fúnez and José Asunción Martínez, coordinators of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), while they were on the road returning to La Esperanza municipality. The safety of COPINH members remains at risk.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the authorities to take all appropriate measures to guarantee the safety of COPINH members and Berta Caceres’ relatives in accordance with their wishes in order to fulfil their obligation to protect them as set by the precautionary measures granted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights;
  • Calling on them to initiate a prompt, thorough and impartial investigations into the attacks and aggressions reported by COPINH members;
  • Urging them to publicly recognize the legitimate and rightful human rights work done by COPINH.

Contact these two officials by 16 August, 2017:

Minister of Security
General de División Julián Pacheco Tinoco
Secretaría de Estado en el Despacho de Seguridad, Aldea el Ocotal
Antiguo Local de la Academia Nacional de Policía ANAPO
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ministry of Security/ Estimado Secretario de Seguridad

Ambassador Jorge Alberto Milla Reyes
Embassy of Honduras
3007 Tilden St. NW Suite 4M
Washington DC 20008
T: 202 966 7702 OR 202 966 2604
F: 202 966 9751
Contact Form: http://www.hondurasemb.org/site/index.php/2015-08-31-08-04-49
Salutation: Dear Ambassador/ Estimado Embajador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 60.16
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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