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HRD Attack

27 Oct 2022

Alfredo López Álvarez - Triunfo de la Cruz Land Defence Committee (Comité de Defensa de Tierras del Triunfo de la Cruz)

Incident date
27 Oct 2022
Date accuracy
All Correct
Alfredo López Álvarez
Comité de Defensa de Tierras del Triunfo de la Cruz
Human Rights Defender, Racial & ethnic groups, Affected community's leader or member
Death threats
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: Honduras
Other actors


The Honduran Black Fraternal Organisation (Ofraneh) denounced the death threat against the fiscal of the Triunfo de la Cruz Land Defence Committee, Alfredo López Álvarez. The threat was made during the session "Non-compliance with the judgments of the IACHR Court: the Garífuna case of Honduras" on the second day of the Central America Donors Forum 2022 (CADF) held in Tegucigalpa. López Álvarez won a case against the State of Honduras before the IACHR in February 2006 after his right to personal liberty, the right to personal integrity and the right to judicial guarantees and judicial protection were violated following an arbitrary illegal detention, which resulted in the deprivation of his liberty in a detention centre for 6 years and 4 months. The origin of the threat stems from the fact that the community opened a cemetery, after the previous cemetery had reached capacity. The new cemetery is within the ancestral territory of the community of Triunfo de la Cruz, Tela, in the Honduran Caribbean, but was appropriated by the residents of Playa Escondida.