Repression of peasants, Vallecito/Colón, Honduras

The Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform and Via Campesina sent out this alert today:

32 members of the “Vallecito Peasant Movement”, situated in Sinaloa, Tocoa municipality, Department of Colón, Honduras, became victims of severe violence on October 6, 2006. Two peasants were wounded by bullets, and the others were beaten up by police agents. The victims belong to 88 peasant families of the Movement who were settled by INA (the National Agrarian Institute) on land in this region. At this moment the peasant families live in precarious conditions in a refugee camp of INA without adequate food or housing.

Find out more, including a copy of a letter you can fax in support of the rights of the Vallecito 32, here.

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