Please click here to send a letter to your U. S. Representative urging the suspension of police and military funds to Honduras. Funds should be suspended until human rights are assured and members of the police and military, who have committed human rights abuses, are brought to justice. Encourage your Representative to co-sponsor the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act (H.R. 1299).
I recently returned from Honduras as part of a 50-member Emergency Faith Delegation. We responded to the plea of Fr. Melo (Rev. Ismael Moreno, SJ) who asked, "We need you to organize delegations that will come to accompany us, to witness what is happening here and to share it with the world."
Honduras is in an extreme crisis following a grievously flawed presidential election on November 26th. Social movements have been pouring into the streets for weeks protesting electoral fraud, and have been repressed by Honduran security forces. As of today, 38 people have been killed and hundreds wounded and detained.
The Jesuit station, Radio Progreso, one of the last independent media in the country, was sabotaged in mid-December, its transmission tower destroyed. Recently, new death threats were issued against Father Melo and other social justice activists.
Please act today to help insure justice for our sisters and brothers in Honduras. Thank you.