Today marks the 9th anniversary of the June 28, 2009 US-backed and SOA graduate-led coup in Honduras. We continue to stand in outrage and solidarity with everyone that has suffered, has been tortured, murdered, and incarcerated in the aftermath of this intervention.
TAKE ACTION TODAY!
- Demand the liberation of political prisoners and drop all charges against them!
- Call on the US to end all support for the coup regime!
- Call your Representative today to ask that they co-sponsor the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, H.R. 1299!
We condemn the six generals officially linked to the orchestration of the coup, four of whom were trained at the School of the Americas – Generals Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, Luis Prince Suazo, Miguel Angel García and Carlos Cuellar.
Over the past nine years, we have witnessed the alarming rate at which the US foreign policy crisis in Honduras has in turn triggered and exacerbated a humanitarian crisis throughout Mexico and at the US/Mexico border. In order to adequately address what we are seeing as a result of the expansion of US border imperialism, we must acknowledge the historic role the US has played in creating the conditions of violence that force people to flee their homelands.
More recently, the fraudulent November 26, 2017 elections sparked a national outrage that continues to manifest itself in the streets of Honduras today. Over 30 people were killed for protesting, hundreds were injured and tortured, and over a thousand people were arbitrarily arrested at the hands of hyper-militarized state security forces. The aftermath of the elections led to the arrest of 23 political prisoners
on trumped up charges. While many have been released, they continue to face charges.
Today we join the Honduras Solidarity Network and others to uplift the people of Honduras’ demand to end US military and security funding to the murderous coup regime. We demand the liberation of all political prisoners in Honduras. We also call on the United States to put an end to the criminalization, imprisonment, deportation and killing of migrants and refugees. We continue to demand justice for Berta Cáceres and the hundreds of people assassinated or forcibly displaced as a consequence of the post-coup regime and the US military, economic and political intervention in Honduras.