Bi-national Delegation to Conduct Human Rights Accompaniment and Observation in Lead-Up to the 1-year Anniversary of the Coup d’État in Honduras
June 24, 2010
Common Frontiers has been working with other organizations in Canada, Honduras and the USA to have delegates from Canada on a bi-national delegation that is in Honduras until the end of June. In addition there will be a Canadian lawyer sitting on the alternative People’s Truth Commission that will be inaugurated on June 28 at a ceremony in Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras.
UPDATE – JUNE 25 – The first report from the observers was filed today by Caitlin Power Hancey.
“Today was the second day of our international human rights accompaniment and observation delegation in Honduras. Initial meetings were held yesterday with representatives from the International Committee of the National Popular Resistance Front (FNRP), the leadership of the FNRP, and Honduran Platform for Human Rights. They gave a general overview of the events leading up to the coup on June 28 of last year, the human rights situation in Honduras since the coup, and their continued work to reconstruct democracy in Honduras under increasing repression. This violent repression has continued under the government Porfirio Lobo, who was named president following a campaign and election process held under the auspices of the de facto coup government in the last half of 2009.”