Honduras: Over 100 attorneys slain in last five years

Posted on August 14, 2016 • Filed under: Crime, Honduras, Human Rights Latin America

telesuretv.net — According to the Honduran Human Rights Commission, 94 percent of the over 100 deaths of lawyers since 2010 have not been punished.

Three lawyers have been killed in one day in Honduras in the latest spate of fatal violence against political activists, journalists, human rights defenders, and legal representatives that has seen over 100 attorneys slain in the Central American country over the last five years.

In three separate incidents, lawyers Kevin Ferrera, Fredy Mendoza, and Carlos Alberto Mejia Lopez were all killed Tuesday.

Ferrera, president of the youth wing of the Liberal Party, was gunned down while driving to his home in the capital city of Tegucigalpa. Mendoza was also assassinated in Tegucigalpa, where his body was found in an abandoned vehicle with gunshots to the head. He was reportedly kidnapped before being shot dead. Read Article

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