Weekly Report - 26 January 2023 (WR-23-04)

HONDURAS: Castro under pressure over environmentalists’ killings

United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres has been among those to condemn the recent killings in Honduras of two environmental activists, Jairo Bonilla and Aly Domínguez, who were part of the Guapinol community, Tocoa municipality, Colón department. The murders of the two activists, which some link to their opposition to an iron oxide mining project inside a protected national park in Tocoa municipality, are subjecting the leftist government led by President Xiomara Castro, which took office a year ago, to familiar pressure over the parlous situation facing human rights defenders (HRDs) in Honduras - as evidenced in emblematic cases such as the 2016 murder of indigenous environmentalist Berta Cáceres [WR-16-10].

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