PBI-Honduras accompanies CEHPRODEC at celebration of freedom for 35 criminalized members of Indigenous Lenca councils

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On April 21, PBI-Honduras posted:

“Last Friday we accompanied CEHPRODEC [the Honduran Centre for the Promotion of Community Development] to Siguatepeque to the celebration of several Lenca indigenous councils after the securing of 35 letters of freedom.

The indigenous councils are settled and have been defending their ancestral lands for more than 20 years and are still awaiting resolution of their land titles.

We admire CEHPRODEC’s commitment to the promotion of indigenous ancestral identity and traditions, and at the same time we highlight the work of the councils in question who, despite the obstacles, continue to strengthen themselves by defending their identity and rights as indigenous peoples.”

On March 30, CEHPRODEC had tweeted:

“Justice! After a long judicial process, today they receive letters of freedom for 35 members of the Lenca indigenous councils of Siguatepeque accused of the crime of Judicial Coercion initiated by the Public Ministry. #Justice.”

PBI-Honduras has accompanied CEHPRODEC since May 2014.

Sign: “Indigenous Lenca Council, La Tigra Community, Siguatepeque, Comayagua. Cilocotisco. These lands have been denounced to the Ethnic Groups Prosecutor’s Office and are protected under the ILO Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.”

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