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2 YEARS OF ARBITRARY DETENTION IN HONDURAS

Español aquí Day of online action for the freedom of the Guapinol and Sector San Pedro Water Defenders. Share the suggested messages or make your own and download the images for your social networks. Guapinol and Sector San Pedros defenders are innocent - demand #FreedomForGuapinol. Two years have passed since José Daniel Márquez Márquez, Kelvin Alejandro Romero Martínez, José Abelino Cedillo, Porfirio Sorto Cedillo, Orbín Nahúm Hernández, Arnold Javier Alemán, Ewer Alexander

Guapinol - Innocent!

Two years of torture in a Honduran jail for defending community water sources from destructive iron oxide mining. Español aquí Three years ago, on August 1, 2018, people from Guapinol, Sector San Pedro and neighboring communities in the municipality of Tocoa, Honduras, set up Camp For Water and Life to protect Carlos Escaleras National Park and the community's water sources from open-pit iron oxide mining. In response, 32 people were criminalized and the camp was illegally ev

Guapinol: Actualización | Update 19/03/2021

Esta semana: Noticias y Acciones para la protección del Parque Nacional Carlos Escaleras y la Libertad de los Defensores del Agua de Guapinol This week: News & Actions for the Protection of the Carlos Escaleras National Park and Freedom of Guapinol Water Defenders. ESPAÑOL. Keep reading English below. Jeremías Martínez es absuelto por los delitos de usurpación y daños en perjuicio de la empresa minera Inversiones Los Pinares, acusación promovida por MP de Tocoa, PGR e Inversi

Honduras blatantly lies in public hearing before IACHR regarding situation of Guapinol Defenders

Español aquí. We denounce the blatant lies of the Honduran State in the public hearing "Human Rights and Extractive Projects in Honduras", held before the IACHR on March 19, 2021. This hearing was requested through an articulation of civil society organizations including the Tocoa Municipal Committee in Defense of Common and Public Assets. Today, before the IACHR and the national and international human rights community, Nelson Molina, Director of Human Rights and Internation

Urgent Action: Immediately release Guapinol defenders in high risk

Leer en español aquí. URGENT ACTION GUAPINOL, HONDURAS March 13, 2021 | Honduras On February 9, 2021, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention sent a strong and clear message to Honduras: Immediately release the eight imprisoned Guapinol defenders. In its resolution 85/2020, the Working Group stressed that there is no legal reason for the use of pre-trial detention in the case of defenders José Daniel Márquez Márquez, Kelvin Alejandro Romero Martínez, José Abelino Cedillo,

Guapinol: Jeremías Martínez, in detention 26 months, faces trial this week

Español aquí This week: Jeremías Martínez, criminalized by Los Pinares mining company and the Public Prosecutor's Office of Tocoa for defending the Guapinol and San Pedro rivers in Carlos Escaleras National Park, faces trial. Monday, February 22nd - Thursday, February 25th Courtroom 1, National Jurisdiction Sentencing Tribunal Supreme Court of Justice, Tegucigalpa FB Live Broadcast: Guapinol Despierta Jeremías Martínez, a 60-year-old peasant leader, was captured in Tocoa in

Una actualización importante del caso Guapinol | An important update on the Guapinol case

1. La Corte de Apelaciones de La Ceiba no ha cumplido con su obligación de resolver sobre la prisión preventiva de 8 defensores de Guapinol ilegalmente encarcelados desde el 1 de septiembre de 2019. Un hilo sobre la #LibertadParaGuapinol 1. The Court of Appeals of La Ceiba has not fulfilled its obligation to rule on the pre-trial detention of 8 Guapinol defenders illegally imprisoned since September 1, 2019. A thread about #LibertadParaGuapinol. 2. Defensores encarcelados i

January 27: Day of Online Action to Demand Freedom For Guapinol River Defenders in Honduras

Español aquí. It's an important day in the Guapinol case. The Appeals Court of La Ceiba must decide whether or not to grant freedom to the water defenders who have been illegally jailed 515 days. Read more here. Share a message, photo or short video demanding freedom for our comrades. Use #FreedomForGuapinol **Tag the Judiciary!** @PJdeHonduras on Twitter & Poder Judicial de Honduras on Facebook Follow us on Twitter at @guapinolre and on Facebook at Guapinol Despierta for up-

Honduran Court of Appeals Must Release Guapinol River Defenders This Week

Urgent press release Español here. Honduras - Monday, January 25, 2021 The illegally imprisoned Guapinol River defenders must be released this week by the Court of Appeals of La Ceiba who now have the case in their hands. Last Friday, Magistrates Irasema Guillén, Rubenia Galeano, Jimmy Chirinos and Garín Enoc Urquía, received the appeal against the arbitrary December 19, 2020 ruling issued by Judge Zoé Guifarro of the Court of Appeals of Tocoa, who, without legal basis, denie

39 Members of European Parliament Call on Honduras to Free Guapinol Water Defenders

#FreedomForGuapinol Read and share tweets from members of European Union Parliament Miguel Urbán and Tilly Metz Brussels, 30 October 2020 Read and download original in English Tilly Metz and Miguel Urbán Crespo European Parliament miguel.urbancrespo@europarl.europa.eu tilly.metz@europarl.europa.eu To the President, H.E. Juan Orlando Hernández To the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Lisandro Rosales Benegas To the President of the Supreme Court of Justice, Rolando Arg

Miembros del Congreso de los EEUU condenan prisión preventiva, instan a protección en caso Guapinol

Read original letter in English here. Ver y compartir tweets de el y la congresista Jamie Raskin y Jan Schakowsky El honorable Michael R. Pompeo Secretario de Estado El Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos 2201 C Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20520 Estimado Secretario Pompeo: Escribimos para expresar nuestra preocupación por el trato que el gobierno hondureño da a los activistas de derechos humanos conocidos como los "Defensores del Agua de Guapinol". Estos activistas

No More Violence!

Municipal Committee in Defense of Common and Public Goods of Tocoa Urges an End to Violence! For Immediate Release En español aquí The Municipality of Tocoa continues to mourn, grieve, and express indignation at the violent environment that the government has imposed on this territory. On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at about 8pm, Arnold Joaquin Morazán Erazo was murdered in the community of Guapinol. He was one of 32 people who were facing a judicial process in two indictments

Update on the judicial process of the Guapinol River Defenders

Lee este blog en español aquí. September 29, 2020 Two indictments have been presented by the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Tocoa related to the Guapinol River Defenders case. The first is against 18 people for usurpation and damages to Inversiones Los Pinares related to alleged incidents on July 31, 2018 when the "Water and Life Camp" was installed on a public access road in Guapinol. These charges do not accumulate to more than 6 years of imprisonment in case of conviction a