December 6, 2017

Urgent Action: Violent Repression Following Elections (Honduras: UA 264.17)


At least 13 people have reportedly been killed, scores of people detained and others injured as a result of violent repression of protests provoked by the presidential election in Honduras on 26 November.

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At least 13 people have reportedly been killed, scores of people detained and others injured as a result of violent repression of protests provoked by the presidential election 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 charge 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. In cases involving children who have been detained, the best interests of the child must be guaranteed at all times.
  • Demanding that a comprehensive, impartial and independent investigation by civilian authorities is immediately opened into all the cases of violent deaths 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 17 January, 2018:

Minister of Security
Julián Pacheco Tinoco
El Ocotal, Comayaguela M.D.C. Antiguo Local de Academia de Policía (ANAPO) Fax: +504 2220 44352
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [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

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 264.17
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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