Guapinol River defenders in Honduras express their solidarity with Haudenosaunee land defenders in Canada

Freedom for the defenders of Guapinol (Libertad para los defensores de Guapinol) in Honduras have expressed their solidarity with 1492 Land Back Lane land defenders on Haudenosaunee territory in southern Ontario, Canada. They have tweeted: “National and international companies in collusion with state security apparatuses criminalize land and water defenders Read more…

UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet calls for urgent action on human rights in Colombia, Honduras and Mexico

On September 14, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet presented a Global Human Rights Update to the Human Rights Council. That report noted: “The severe socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas region should alert all actors to the urgency of addressing the region’s profound inequalities Read more…

PBI-Honduras amplifies Amnesty International urgent action about Guapinol water defenders at risk of pre-trial detention

Photo: The Guapinol Camp in Defence of Water and Life. On August 29, the Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project posted on their Facebook page this Amnesty International urgent action. That urgent action notes: “On 13 August a Court of Appeals revoked dismissals of [five] defenders belonging to the Municipal Committee for Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanied COPINH says ruling ordering start of trial for DESA executive “a step in the search for justice”

Photo: On October 10, 2019, PBI-Honduras went to observe the hearing of former DESA executive David Castillo for the murder of Berta Cáceres. That preliminary hearing was suspended after Castillo’s defence filed an appeal. On August 26, Reuters reported: “A Honduran judge [today] ordered the start of the trial of Read more…