U.S. Embassy seeks investigation of Honduran killings

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-16T11:32:11-04:00 January 27th, 2011|News|

The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa has urged the Honduran government to “vigorously investigate” five murders of LGBT people that took place since Dec. 18.
The embassy expressed “great concern” about the killings and said “the protection of Honduran law extends to all citizens regardless of sexual orientation.”
The government must “take all necessary steps to protect LGBT persons, who are among the most vulnerable to violence and abuse in Honduras,” the U.S. officials said.
According to the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, there have been at least 31 murders of Honduran LGBT people since the nation’s coup d’état in 2009.

About the Author:

BTL Staff
Between The Lines has been publishing LGBTQ-related content in Southeast Michigan since the early '90s. This year marks the publication's 25th anniversary.