The leader of a rural land rights organization and a fellow activist were killed in recent days in the northern Honduran department of Colόn, and other activists report escalating threats and intimidation. José Angel Flores, head of MUCA (Unified Campesino Movement of the Aguán), and MUCA activist Silmer Dionisio George were shot by four men as they left a meeting on Oct. 18. Both men were under police protection after receiving death threats earlier this year, and their murders are part of an ongoing pattern of violence against human rights activists in Honduras, according to union leaders. Find out more at Solidarity Center.
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