Maricruz Tolvez

Source IM-Defensoras

At about 2pm on Saturday, May 25, human rights defender Maricruz Tolvez was murdered Choloma, Cortés.

As reported by the National Network of Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, the defender was at her workplace, a beauty salon located in Residencial Las Cascadas, when unknown subjects burst in and shot her in the head.

Maricruz was part of APOMUH, a member organisation of the National Network of Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, which since 2003 has contributed to the integral development of women in order to improve their living conditions, promoting education and training them in their rights, as well as creating awareness of and campaigning against the violence they face.

IM-Defensoras condemns this horrible crime and demands a thorough and speedy investigation so that it does not remain unpunished .

“We sympathize with the family of Maricruz and with her colleagues from APOMUH and the National Network of Human Rights Defenders in Hondura. In these moments of deep pain and indignation we offer all our support and encouragement”.

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Date of Killing:25/05/2019

Organisation:Asociación de Apoyo Mutuo Entre Mujeres Honduras (APOMUH)

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Women's Rights

More information:Front Line Defenders

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