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Since the June 28, 2009 military coup d’état that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, CCR has been on several fact-finding trips to Honduras and has been working to address systemic human rights violations taking place throughout the country, which include the murders of scores of political activists, union leaders and members of the LGBT community as well as ten journalists. In particular, we have advocated against the
We urgently need your help: Please write to your representatives in Congress today. Tell them you do not want your tax dollars to go to support a repressive regime in
We would also like to take this opportunity to update you on our work in support of the True Commission, established by the Honduran Human Rights Platform. On March 24, 2011, CCR attorneys filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests on behalf of the True Commission for information from the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency. On this same date, CCR filed FOIA litigation against the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency for withholding information that should have been handed over under an investigative journalist’s earlier FOIA requests. You can learn more about this legal action by visiting our webpage here.
You can learn more about the True Commission by reading CCR’s factsheet, available for download here.
Thank you for taking action to protect human rights in Honduras.