At least 20 people have reportedly been killed, hundreds detained and others injured following the violent repression of protests regarding the processing and counting of votes following the presidential elections in Honduras on 26 November.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Calling on the authorities to refrain from disproportionate use of force and to fully respect the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly;
- Requesting that all those detained only for exercising their right to peaceful protest are released immediately and that anyone charged with a crime is guaranteed their right to due process, the right to defence, medical attention, and access to family and lawyers of their choosing;
- Demanding that a comprehensive, impartial and independent investigation by civilian authorities is immediately opened into all the cases of violent deaths and other cases of excessive use of force which occurred in the context of repression of the protests; that the results are made public and those suspected of criminal responsibility are brought to justice before ordinary civilian courts.
Contact these two officials by 31 January, 2018:
Minister of Security
Julián Pacheco Tinoco
Secretaría de Estado en el Despacho de Seguridad
Aldea el Ocotal Antiguo Local de Academia de Policía (ANAPO)
Fax: +504 2220 44352
Email: [email protected] OR [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister/Sr. Ministro
Ambassador Marlon R.Tábora, Embassy of Honduras
3007 Tilden St. NW Suite 4M, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202 966 2604 | Fax: 202 966 9751
Contact Form: http://www.hondurasemb.org/site/index.php/2015-08-31-08-04-49
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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