WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
15 Jul 2010 | News

Organizations Express Concern to Sec. Clinton Regarding Human Rights Violations in Honduras

In a letter to Secretary of State Clinton, twenty-six religious and human rights organizations, including the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), urge the State Department to consistently and publicly denounce human rights violations in Honduras.  The letter, points to the gross and systematic violations of human rights directed against human rights defenders, activists and journalists in Honduras that have taken place since the inauguration of the government of Porfirio Lobo Sosa on January 27 of this year.  The signers ask the Obama Administration to condition U.S. assistance upon concrete actions that demonstrate a commitment by the Honduran government to uphold the rule of law and to support the establishment of an office of the UN Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Honduras.