Lima, Peru, June 7, 2010 — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) today published its Preliminary Observations on the visit it carried out to Honduras on May 15-18, 2010, to follow up on its August 2009 on-site visit and its report Honduras: Human Rights and the Coup d’État.
During the May 2010 visit, the Commission verified that human rights violations continue in the context of the coup d’état. The IACHR received information on the murder of a number of persons, including journalists and human rights defenders. In addition, human rights defenders, journalists, social communicators, teachers, trade union members, and members of the Resistance are subject to threats and harassment. (see press releases) | (more…)