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Write to your representatives today and urge that they get behind the call to cut U.S. funding to the Honduran police and military.
Three years ago the coup d’etat in Honduras sparked a national uprising against the coup and widespread repression by the coup regime that took power. Today, Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world and is one of the most dangerous countries to work as a journalist. Impunity for assassinations, kidnappings, torture and police misconduct is the norm. The Honduran military and police have engaged in systematic threats and violence against a number of groups and professions, including organized farmers, journalists, lawyers, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, members of the political opposition, and human rights activists. The United States continues to fund the Honduran police and military despite this atrocious human rights record and despite numerous calls from members of Congress to cut the funding. Contact your representative today and urge that the U.S. cut all funding to the Honduran police and military.
CCR has been standing in solidarity with the resistance in Honduras since the 2009 coup. Please see our Honduras Coup webpage for more information about the lawsuit we filed against coup leader Roberto Micheletti, our advocacy work to cut U.S. funding to the Honduran police and military, and our Freedom of Information Act requests and litigation for more information about U.S. knowledge of and actions regarding the 2009 coup.
Thanks for taking action today.