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OHCHR ‘very concerned’ over militarization of public security in Honduras

New York: The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has urged authorities in Honduras to reinforce the “internal and external oversight of military operations” in the country, following the extending of a national state of emergency.

Honduras: 41 die as riot breaks out at women's prison

At least 41 people died as a deadly riot broke out at a women's prison in Honduras, media reports said on Wednesday.

Honduras opens Embassy in China

Beijing: The embassy of Honduras opened in Beijing on Sunday, almost three months after the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries, the China Central Television (CCTV) broadcaster has reported.

Honduras severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan, finds ally in China

Beijing: Honduras has ended its ties with Taiwan and formalised its diplomatic relationship with Beijing, giving a blow to the self-ruled island.

Trump to revoke Honduran TPS; over 50,000 to be forced out of the US by 2020

Washington, May 5 (IBNS): Revoking the two-decade old temporary protection status (TPS) for Honduran immigrants in the US, President Donald Trump can force them out of the country by the next one-and-a-half years, reports said on Saturday.

Honduras: Killing of rights defenders highlight perils they face, says UN rights office

New York, Aug 20 (Just Earth News): With at least eight human rights defenders killed in Honduras this year, two United Nations and international rights experts on Friday said the country is one of the most hostile and dangerous for rights defenders and urged the Government to take urgent steps to ensure their protection.

UN experts urges Honduras to end impunity in murder of human rights defender

New York, Apr 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): More than a month after the killing of Berta Cáceres, a female human rights defender, eight United Nations experts have jointly reiterated their appeal to the Government of Honduras to provide justice and reveal the truth in her murder, and to ensure the security and protection of all people defending the environment and human rights in the country.

Honduras risks becoming ‘lawless killing zone’ for human rights defenders – UN expert

New York, Mar 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS):An independent United Nations expert on the situation of human rights defenders on Friday urged the Government of Honduras “to take immediate and concrete actions, or risk turning the country into a lawless killing zone for human rights defenders.”

Honduras: UN urges measures to protect children from sexual abuse

New York, Apr 29 (IBNS): Honduras must immediately adopt measures to effectively protect children, without discrimination, from all forms of violence, abuse and exploitation, an independent United Nations human rights expert has urged.