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Activists’ Murders Turn Honduras into ‘No-Go Zone’ for Environmental Campaigners


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Activists’ Murders Turn Honduras into ‘No-Go Zone’ for Environmental Campaigners

Amnesty International

The brutal murders of two land rights activists in Honduras last night are the latest tragedies in a seemingly unstoppable wave of deadly attacks turning Honduras into a no-go zone for human rights defenders, said Amnesty International.

José Angel Flores, 64, President of the Movimiento Unificado Campesino, was shot dead by a group of unidentified men in the department of Colón, northern Honduras, in the afternoon of 18 October.

Another community leader, Silmer Dionisio George, was also shot in the incident and died at a local hospital hours later.