In order to secure their future, borne of dishonest means, the Hernandez administration has resorted to force. The repercussions of a failed exercise in Honduran democracy continue to manifest.
“Not only did Honduran security forces use excessive force to repress peaceful protesters in the immediate aftermath of last year’s contested election; the state then held detainees in deplorable conditions for months on end while denying their rights to due process and an adequate defence,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International…
Dozens more were arrested for their alleged participation in crimes committed during protests. The majority were detained for months and, although many have since been released, they still face criminal charges.
More than 30 people were killed during the post-election demonstrations, according to Honduran human rights organizations, including at least 16 who were shot, allegedly by members of the security forces. The investigations into these killings have not yet resulted in any charges against members of the security forces.”
This article was originally published in Amnesty International