PBI-Honduras expresses concern about the assassination attempt on CNTC regional secretary Neptaly Ventura Orellana

On November 24, the Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project posted about a recent attack on Neptaly Ventura Orellana. The CNTC regional secretary was wounded in both legs, the bullets damaging his knees and ankles. PBI-Honduras posted on its Facebook page: “PBI-Honduras expresses our concern about this new aggression towards defenders of Read more…

PBI-Honduras expresses solidarity with Arcoiris and the LGBT community following the murder of Mia Zavala

On November 10, the Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project posted: “[The LGBT Rainbow Association] Arcoiris publicly denounces the cruel murder on November 8 of Mia Zavala, an LGTB activist in southern Honduras. Likewise, they demand that the national authorities investigate and punish those responsible for this act.” PBI-Honduras adds: “We join Read more…

PBI-Honduras recommends timeline to end the Military Police for Public Order role in public security

The Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project has posted: “This Thursday, November 5, the State of Honduras undergoes the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), where the country’s situation on human rights issues will be evaluated.” During the UPR discussion any United Nations Member State can pose questions, offer comments, and make recommendations to Read more…

PBI co-organized virtual roundtable notes that Canada abstained in vote on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants

On October 15, Peace Brigades International-Switzerland, the PBI-Honduras Project and allies held a virtual round table on peasant rights in Honduras. One of the speakers was Andrea Nuila who coordinates the gender and women’s rights work at the International Secretariat of FIAN International. Her presentation referenced that Canada had abstained Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanied Dina Meza and C-Libre comment on the murder of independent journalist Luis Almendares

On September 28, the Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project posted on its Facebook page about the death of 35-year-old independent journalist Luis Almendares who had been shot multiple times the day before. PBI-Honduras laments: “Today we woke up to the news of the murder of journalist Luis Almendares.” Their post includes Read more…

Guapinol defenders and Berta Cáceres nominated for the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize

On September 28, Tilly Metz, a Member of the European Parliament from Luxembourg, tweeted this photo with the text: “Presenting @GreensEFA’s nomination for the #SakharovPrize: Imprisoned Guapinol defenders & Berta Cáceres.” She adds: “Honduras is not in the everyday media attention, although it has the highest record of killings of Read more…

PBI-Honduras observes with COFADEH the exhumation of Rinel Argueta Oliva who was killed by the police this past June

On September 23, the Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project posted on their Facebook page: “Yesterday we observed, together with the Committee of Relatives of Detained Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH), the exhumation of the body of Rinel Argueta Oliva, who lost his life at the hands of police agents on June 21. Read more…

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…