Wednesday, December 16, 2009

young human rights defender killed

In the fasting tent in the Central Park of Tegucigalpa, I had the pleasure of meeting a lot of amazing people, and forgotten many of their names..
One of them is young Walter. People are so humble. He didnt' introduce himself as an important and wellknown gay and lesbian human rights activist, I only knew he worked with human rights, he had a t-shirt that says human rights, he worked with young people and he worked with AIDS. He was really nice and committed and just a really good person, just from the memory of one conversation I've had with him.
In the last days I have read that on 4th of December he was kidnapped and tortured and he'd bravely jumped out of the car and escaped, drenched in his own blood. He was on the streets again soon after, with the resistance.
On 13th December at night on the street a vehicle driving pass shot and killed him.
I have only spoken with him once. He is a really beautiful person. His death saddens immensely everyone who knew him.
I hold the coup regime responsable for his death.
This is just one of way too many unacceptable stories. This is the underrated word 'repression'. This is what they use to terrify people and maintain power and control the resources of the country and of its labour using arms.
This persecution must stop it must stop immediately those responsable must be brought to justice denounce it because we are all part of humanity and we are responsable for making the world a humane place.
Deep condolences to all of Honduras.
Please get in touch if you'd like to take action. I can pass you contact details of someone near you, I'm based in Sydney myself.

Please have a look/listen at this link for more information about Walter Trochez,1585?lang=en

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