Press release / Feb. 2, 2017

Global Witness condemns threat of legal action from Honduran government

Global Witness condemns the attempts by Honduran authorities and industry spokespeople to undermine and politicise our new investigation into the killings of land and environmental defenders in Honduras.

The Honduran State must guarantee the security of Global Witness's staff Billy Kyte and Ben Leather, as well as that of the local human rights defenders associated with the report.

Many of the world’s worst environmental and human rights abuses are driven by the exploitation of natural resources and corruption in the global political and economic system. Global Witness is campaigning to end this. We carry out  investigations, expose abuses, and campaign for change.  We are independent, not-for-profit, and work with partners around the world in our fight for justice.

We are deeply alarmed by the threat of legal action from high level officials in the Honduran Government and expect protective measures to be implemented and the rights of our staff to be protected.

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