Political Prisoners 10 Years after the US Overthrow
Tuesday, June 25
Northampton Friends Meeting
43 Center Street, Northampton
Honduras’ democracy has not been able to find stable footing since the U.S.-backed coup of 2009, and political dissidents continue to be jailed for protesting a deeply corrupt electoral system. Edwin Espinal and Raúl Álvarez are two Honduran political prisoners jailed in the maximum-security, military run ‘La Tolva’ prison for over 16 months. Edwin and Raúl were detained and denied due process for protesting the 2017 electoral fraud in Honduras, and both have a history of community organizing.
The conditions within the prison are truly awful and inhumane, with little direct sunlight, exposure to untreated sickness, and psychological torture being commonplace. You can help free Edwin and Raúl directly by donating or helping to raise money for their bail; hopefully they are awarded the opportunity at an upcoming bail hearing. The money will then be transferred to a scholarship fund for Honduran political prisoners upon the announcement of their trial. Come to this event on June 25th, 6:30 pm, at Friends’ Meeting Place in Northampton.
Asís Castellanos is a Honduran sociologist and teacher who has been active in the Honduran resistance movement since 2006.
Adrienne Pine is an anthropologist and professor at American University who has worked in Honduras for over 20 years, and is currently facing federal charges for protecting the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington against the U.S.-led attempted coup there.
Karen Spring is the Tegucigalpa-based coordinator of the Honduras Solidarity Network and spouse of Honduran political prisoner Edwin Espinal.
Brought to you by The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice.
Co-Sponsored by the Venezuela Solidarity Coalition of Western Massachusetts, Traprock Center for Peace, and Brattleboro Solidarity