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Las cicatrices coinciden con sus testimonios: las evaluaciones médicas de los solicitantes de asilo corroboran la violencia y la persecución

“Tenía moretones en los hombros donde me sujetaron”. “Estoy tan angustiada que no concentro en nada, casi me desmayo. Me duele mucho el cerebro”. “Si piso suelo hondureño, nos matarán. Y no les importará que tenga un hijo”. Decenas de miles de solicitantes de asilo de México y Centroamérica esperan en la frontera entre EE.UU. […]

October 9, 2019


Following the 2009 military coup that led to the exile of former Honduran President Manuel Zeyala, PHR led an investigation into the government’s attacks on civilians who were peacefully protesting Zeyala’s removal. During the attacks, the government of interim president Roberto Micheletti physically and psychologically tortured civilians, often leading to injury and death. At the […]

August 5, 2018

Impunity in Honduras

On June 28, 2009, members of the Honduran armed forces removed President José Manuel Zelaya from office after his efforts to alter the country’s constitution triggered a political crisis. The Honduran National Congress subsequently named then speaker Roberto Micheletti as interim president. On July 1, Micheletti declared a state of exception, ordered a curfew, and […]

February 1, 2014

Honduran Doctor Remains on Government Hit List

The Honduran army has been ordered to arrest Luther Castillo, MD, a Honduran physician and advocate for the health of the rural poor of Honduras. If Dr. Castillo resists arrest, the army has orders to shoot him.Although Honduran authorities first ordered his arrest in early July, Dr. Castillo remains free and continues to treat patients […]

July 21, 2009
Persecution of Health Workers

Take action: Help Protect a Threatened Honduran Physician

The Honduran army has been ordered to capture Luther Castillo, MD, and shoot him if he resists arrest, the Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) reports. Dr. Castillo, an indigenous Graifuna physician,? is an advocate for the health of rural Hondurans and has spoken out against the recent coup.After attending medical school in Cuba, Dr. […]

July 9, 2009
Persecution of Health Workers

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