Ataque a persona defensora de derechos humanos
Iris Argentina Álvarez
Defender Iris Argentina Álvarez was killed on 2nd April 2020 by private security agents from the company CRAE´S, employed by the La Grecia Sugar Mill. Her murder took place during a violent, illegal eviction in the Los Chanchos section of Marcovia, Choluteca in the South of Honduras. Community witnesses report that National Police officers were in the area when the aggressors opened fire against several families with many children. They affirm that the police did absolutely nothing to stop the violence that ended the life of the defender and left two other people wounded, including an underage child. The UN and other national and international organisations have condemned the killing and violent attack by the private security company.