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Honduras investigating murders of Indigenous activists

Honduras investigating murders of Indigenous activists
Honduran authorities said Wednesday they were investigating the murders of two Indigenous activists killed in separate incidents over the weekend.

The country’s National Human Rights Commission told the Associated Press Vásquez had filed multiple complaints about threats and harassment related to his activism.“CONADEH regrets that violent actions continue against Indigenous leaders and human rights defenders in the country,” the human rights commission said in a statement.” The human rights commission said it had no record of complaints of threats and harassment made by Medina.Honduran authorities said Wednesday they were investigating the murders of two Indigenous activists killed in separate incidents over the weekend.

According to several international organizations, Honduras is one of the most dangerous countries for environmental activists, with 27 killed since 2016, and 12 killed this year alone.(ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP via Getty Images) According to the Honduras prosecutor’s office, Félix Vásquez, a longtime environmental activist from the Lenca Indigenous group, was shot at his home in Santiago de Puringla by a group of masked men Saturday in the presence of his family.

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