Canada's Role in Honduran Whitewash

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Honduran human rights activist responds to
Canada-US backed truthiness commission
by Anthony Fenton                 
Bertha Oliva, Director of the Honduran Committee of the Families of the Detained and Disappeared (COFADEH), writes:

"Now the Lobo government, in an effort to regain international legitimacy, is creating a Truth Commission, an initiative that is being applauded by the United States [and Canadian*] administration[s]. Yet COFADEH and the other Honduran human rights defenders who have spent much of our lives calling for a truth commission to investigate past political violence are not applauding. We are protesting." 
 
 
* For more on Canada's support for the dubious 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission,' see Rights Action's 'Truth [White-wash] Commission' in Honduras: Canadian lawyer, member of Bennett Jones law firm that does extensive work with Canadian mining companies , named to Honduras' 'truth' commission.' 


 
 
 
 
 

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