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25 Feb 2022

The Tico Times

Honduras: After more than 29 months of arbitrary detention for opposing mining project, the six defenders of Guapinol are released

"Honduran Environmentalists Released from Jail for Fighting Against Mining Company", 25 February 2022

...Six environmentalists imprisoned for fighting against a mining company exploiting an iron oxide deposit in a forest reserve in northeastern Honduras, in the so-called Guapinol case, were released on Thursday, a human rights organization reported...

...“[T]he defenders of water and life were received amid tears, joy and gratitude for their work of struggle and defense of the common goods of nature.” 

“They pointed out that the struggle continues and that this is the first step and now the second is the liberation of the Carlos Escaleras National Park,” he stressed.

Last February 9, a court found guilty the environmentalists who in 2018 participated in a mobilization against the Honduran mining company Los Pinares, based in the jurisdiction of Tocoa, about 220 km northeast of Tegucigalpa.

The environmentalists are Porfirio Sorto, Daniel Márquez, Kelvin Romero, José Abelino Cedillo, Orbin Hernández and Ewer Cedillo, members of the so-called Municipal Committee in Defense of the Common and Public Goods of Tocoa.

But a day later, the Constitutional Court granted two appeals filed by the lawyers in favor of the environmentalists, obliging the judge of first instance to release them...

A total of 32 protesters were charged by the Public Prosecutor’s Office. Eight were imprisoned “without legal basis”, according to a report by the United Nations Group on Arbitrary Detention...