Honduran resistance wins human rights prize

‘A people still on the streets. Honduras resists.’ Image: resistenciahonduras.net

The National Popular Resistance Front of Honduras (FNRP) received the annual International Herbert Anaya Human Rights Prize in El Salvador, awarded by human rights organisations. The FNRP struggles against the US-backed Honduran dictatorship that came to power in a military coup last year.

Gloria Anaya, the oldest daughter of the slain human rights activist for whom the award is named, told Prensa Latina the award ceremony took place during the closing of the Seventh International Congress on Human Rights at the University of El Salvador.

Herbert Anaya Sanabria was murdered by unidentified gunmen on October 26, 1987, when he was president of the non-governmental Human Rights Commission of El Salvador (CDHES).

The main slogan of the congress, held October 25-26, was "Historical Memory, Truth and Restorative Justice: Demands of the New Generations”.

The FNRP was created in Honduras by grassroots organisations on June 28, 2009, a few hours after a military coup overthrew elected president Manuel Zelaya.

[Prensa Latina report.]