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LAWG Joins International Organizations in Denouncing Evictions and Violence in Bajo Aguán, Honduras

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AGUAN Statement ORGS
 
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS REQUEST

ENDING TO EVICTIONS AND TO VIOLENCE IN BAJO AGUÁN, HONDURAS

 

The undersigned international organisations express our deep concern regarding the new acts of violence and repression against campesino communities in Bajo Aguán.

According to information verified by local and national human rights organisations, on May 21st, at dawn, a contingent of 315 soldiers and policemen and around 40 private security officers participated in the forced eviction of campesino communities in Trinidad and El Despertar by using tear gas, pepper spray and shooting into the air in order to displace families who were living in these places. In both cases the authorities refused to show the corresponding eviction orders, and in the case of Trinidad they proceeded to violent eviction without giving any explanation.

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