Peasant and popular organizations denounce a new wave of repression
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The Aguán Valley, in north-eastern Honduras, continues on red alert. While the government and members of Congress are determined to accelerate the creation of “paradisiacal” special administrative regions, offering a “quality standard of living, first class jobs, services and zero insecurity,” forced evictions, persecution and arbitrary detentions continue in the Aguán region.
Legal and human rights defenders intervened immediately, obtaining their release. “The intention was to wait for 24 hours, invent a series of charges and then issue arrest warrants to keep them in jail. But they could not get away with it” explained the FNRP leader.
“The repressive forces have created a monitoring and control system in the entire zone. It is almost impossible to approach the peasant groups in the settlements without being detected and pursued by the guards of the private landowners. They have even gone after international representatives who come to the zone to understand what is happening,” stated Paz.
One month after his escape and without having committed any offense, Chinchilla continues in hiding in Honduras for fear of being assassinated.
In addition - continued Wilfredo Paz – last week, two vehicles were parked for a long time in front of the house where the parents of Juan Chinchilla live. These are clear indications that his life is still at risk” he said.