On September 12, three leaders of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) must appear in court to face trumped up charges by the Honduran regime and a hydroelectric dam company. They are Berta Caceres, Tomás Gomez, and Aureliano Molina.
A Canadian mining company has decided not to appeal a ruling that will allow three lawsuits it is facing over alleged shootings and gang rapes at a Guatemalan project to be tried in Canada. Lawyer Robert Harrison confirmed in an e-mail on Friday that HudBay Minerals Inc. has chosen not to appeal the Ontario Superior Court ruling issued last month.
Deafening Silence Continues from Governments of the USA and Canada, Legitimizing and Doing 'Business As Usual' the Military Backed Regime, Turning a Blind Eye to State Repression.
Historic racism and repression against the Indigenous Garifuna people of northern Honduras have worsened since the 2009 military coup. Since 1998, Rights Action has – with your support – proudly supported and worked with OFRANEH, the main Garifuna organization in Honduras.
Criminalization continues against leaders of COPINH and Lenca indigenous communities as they defend their natural resources and way of life