The president of the committee of relatives of detainees and missing people in Honduras, Bertha Oliva, confirmed the discovery in San Pedro Sula, in the north of the country. In the grave, more than a hundred bodies of people missing for the last three months were found.
According to Oliva’s comments to Radio Sur, the discovery clearly shows that crimes against humanity are being committed in Honduras.
The president of the human rights organisation said, “State repression works in conjuction with organised crime.”
Oliva said per day they receive, “ten complaints of violations ranging from assassinations, to harassment and death threats to members of the Resistance Front and other social movements.”
In recent days, four people were killed, including two minors.
The leader of various campesino organizations, Teresa de Jesús Flores Elvir, was found murdered with signs of torture.
Meanwhile, an armed group killed Víctor Manuel Mata Oliva along with Sergio Magdiel Amaya, 18, and Rodving Omar Villegas, 15. Both were headed to the community of Paso Aguán, in the northern province of Colón.
The three people gunned down belonged to the Unified Movement of Aguán Campesinos (MUCA).
Regarding this conflict, Oliva said, “The government says it is making progress in resolving the conflict.” But she concluded, “The advances that exist in the country are the permanent murders of MUCA members.”
The campesinos blame the killings on landowner Miguel Facussé. Oliva pointed him out as one of the major “owners of the country”.
Story courtesy of Agencia Pulsar, a news agency run by AMARC-ALC network of community radios