U.S. angers murder of human rights activist in Honduras

Posted on September 24, 2012


United States expressed his “sadness and outrage” for the murder of lawyer and human rights in Honduras, Antonio Trejo Cabrera, made the weekend shot by unknown.

Also urged the government of President Porfirio Lobo to immediately conduct a “full and transparent investigation” of the murder, said in a statement the State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland.

He said that to strengthen the protection of human rights in Honduras, mid-month traveled to that country the U.S. Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero.

Trejo Cabrera, 41, was guardian of the Broad Movement Aguán Vindicator (MARK), which brings together landless farmers in that region of the Central American country, in litigation with landowners.

At the first meeting of the bilateral working group on Human Rights, both countries committed to combating impunity, reform the security and justice sectors, and strengthen the capacity of human rights institutions to operate more effectively in Honduras.

“The United States is committed to working with the government of Honduras to ensure that those responsible for this reprehensible act are brought to justice and is cooperating with the investigation by the special team for victims,” ​​he said Nuland.

He said Cabrera Trejo worked tirelessly to resolve the tragic and complex land dispute in Lower Aguan in Honduras, based on legal challenges and negotiations in a region where disputes often are resolved through violence.

“We urge both parties to continue their efforts to bring peace to the Lower Aguán” he said spokeswoman.


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