UN condemns murder of young farmer in Honduras | News

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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCNUDH) in Honduras expressed on Sunday its condemnation of the death of the young farmer Kevin Meza, a member of the Empresa Associativa Campesina de Isletas (EACI), at the hands of the National Police in Bajo Aguán, department of Colón.


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The multinational entity drew attention to the excessive use of force by the security forces and urged the Public Ministry “to carry out a prompt and impartial investigation of the facts, following the principle of due diligence in order to clarify the facts and punish those responsible.”

Through a statement, the OACNUDH deplored “the attacks of which the other people on the El Guanacaste farm were victims” and recommended, in the face of allegations of possible participation by the National Police, that the pertinent internal investigations be carried out by said institution and act in accordance with the law.

The peasant association EACI is a signatory of the Bajo Aguán agreements signed with the government of Honduras on February 22, 2022 to address, with a human rights approach, the structural causes of this historic agrarian conflict, in which the right to access and ownership of land.

For her part, the Minister of Human Rights, Natalie Roque, expressed on her social media profiles her concern and rejection of the complaint of excessive use of force, including lethal force, by the National Police in their confrontation. with the peasants.

Likewise, he indicated in his message that the Ministry of Security has committed to carrying out an immediate investigation of the incident.

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