On December 20th, Environmental Movement of Olancho (MAO) activists Heraldo Zuñiga and Roger Ivan Cartagena were shot and killed in the central plaza of Guarizama, in northern Olancho.
MAO denounces police sergeant Juan Lanza and other police officers linked to the powerful logging companies for the double murder, which brings the number of environmental activists murdered in Olancho in recent years up to six.
WHAT TO DO:
Send brief letters to the authorities, listed below, expressing your concern about the December 20th murder of environmental activists Heraldo Zuñiga and Roger Ivan Cartagena in Guarizama, Olancho; demanding an immediate impartial and thorough into the crime, police sergeant Juan Lanza and links to other authorities and loggers; demanding justice be applied to the material and intellectual authors; and strongly encouraging appropriate IAHRC-ordered protective measures be implemented for threatened Environmental Movement of Olancho activists Santos Efraín Paguada, Víctor Manuel Ochoa, René Wilfredo Gradiz, Macario Zelaya, Pedro Amado Acosta, Father Andrés Tamayo and others receiving death threats.
Delia Beatriz Valle Marichal, Honduran Ambassador to Canada: tel. (613)
233-9800, fax (613) 232-0913; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Warren Kidd (Consul), Office of the Canadian Embassy in Honduras: tel. (504)
232-4551, fax (504) 239-7767; email@example.com,
HONDURAN GOV’T AUTHORITIES:
Señor MANUEL ZELAYA ROSALES
Presidente de la República de Honduras
Boulevard Juan Pablo Segundo
Palacio José Cecilio del Valle
Fax: (504) 221-4552
Abogado LEONIDAS ROSA BAUTISTA
Fiscal General del Estado
Lomas del Guijarro, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Fax: (504) 221-56-67
Doctor RAMON CUSTODIO LOPEZ
Comisionado Nacional de Derechos Humanos
Boulevard Suyapa, antiguo Edificio de Cannon