Take Action for Honduran Activists

For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Diana Duarte, Media Coordinator
Phone: +1 212 627 0444
Email: media@madre.org

Take Action for Honduran Activists

WASHINGTON - Take action for Honduran activists! From Grassroots International:

Honduran
resistance leader and former Independent presidential candidate Carlos
Reyes received a death threat on his cell phone last night. More than
40 activists, journalists, environmentalists, feminists and gay rights
activists have been murdered since last year's coup. Please take action
now to help protect Carlos and other Honduran activists whose lives may
be in danger.

Call the U.S. State Department, Honduras
desk, Gabriela Zambrano at 202-647-3482 or Chris Webster at
202-647-4087; or the U.S. Ambassador in Tegucigalpa at 011-504-236-9320
ext #4268.  Demand an investigation into the source of this call, and
that action be taken against whoever made the call.

While
some may deny that the U.S. has anything to do with the current human
rights crisis in Honduras, the reality is that the U.S. continues to
provide financial support and political backing to the regime of Pepe
Lobo and also continues to train the Honduran military at the Western
Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly known as the
School of the Americas.   U.S. officials need to investigate and
respond to grave ongoing human rights abuses in Honduras.

Please make your phone call right away, and share this information with as many people as you can.

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