Honduras: Home of 2 indigenous land rights defenders opposing hydroelectric project Los Encinos attacked

Author: Front Line Defenders, Published on: 8 February 2016

“Honduras: Arson attack at the home of human rights defenders Ana Miriam Romero and Rosario Vasquez Pineda”,  4 Feb 2016

On 29 January 2016, unknown assailants carried out an arson attack at the home of human rights defenders…from the municipality of Santa Elena, in the department of La Paz. The husband and wife…have been fighting for the recognition of the land rights of indigenous communities since 2010…The human rights defenders have also been active in opposing the installation of the Los Encinos hydro-electric dam (Hidroelétrica Los Encinos)…A concession…issued…in the absence of consultation with the local indigenous community, who have expresses serious concerns for the negative impact of the project on their access to water…The attack…comes…after the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued precautionary measures in favour of 12 other members of the Consejo Indígena San Isidro Labrador and MILPAH...

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