ADDED ON: 05/11/2022

Honduras government admits responsibility for transgender woman’s murder.

05/10/2022 | Washington Blade

The government of Honduras on Monday publicly acknowledged it is responsible for the 2009 murder of a transgender activist. Vicky Hernández was a trans activist and sex worker with HIV who worked with Colectivo Unidad Color Rosa, an advocacy group that is based in San Pedro Sula, the country’s second largest city. Hernández’s body was found in a San Pedro Sula street on June 29, 2009, hours after the coup that ousted then-President Manuel Zelaya from power. Hernández and two other trans women the night before ran away from police officers who tried to arrest them because they were violating a curfew. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights last June issued a landmark ruling that found Honduras responsible for Hernández’s murder. The admission was part of the settlement.

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