Honduras URGENT ALERT: Kidnapping of Miriam Miranda, coordinator of OFRANEH

Miriam Miranda, general coordinator of the National Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) and an important leader in a very well know activist from Honduras

Miriam Miranda, general coordinator of the National Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) and an important leader in a very well know activist from Honduras

To the National and International Community we denounce:
This morning a group of heavily armed men kidnapped Miriam Miranda, coordinator of the Honduran Black Fraternal Organization (OFRANEH), beneficiary of protective measures by the Inter American Commission on Human Rights, and other members of the organization. According to information from OFRANEH, they had been receiving threats for several days.

The National Network of Human Rights Defenders is calling for the immediate release of Miriam Miranda and her companions and to respect their physical and emotional wellbeing.

Calls in Spanish should be made to the Secretariat of Security 011-504-22355022 or 011-504-22221111 and faxes to the Public Ministry 011-504-22215667 to demand that FUSINA (National Interinstitutional Security Force)to mobilize to search and secure (her safety).

You can send messages of solidarity to Garifuna@OFRANEH.org and redefensorashn@gmail.com.

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