Honduras: US senators sound the alarm over threats to journalists and activists

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Fifty members of Congress say ‘US is tacitly approving state-sanctioned violence’ and urge Trump to investigate

More than 50 US lawmakers have called on Donald Trump’s administration to investigate a string of threats against journalists and human rights activists in Honduras, and asked the state department to reassess its certification of the country’s human rights conditions.

Led by Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, the lawmakers wrote to Trump expressing concern over death threats and intimidation campaigns targeting journalists and activists documenting human rights violations in Honduras.

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