IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Autor)
References to the disappearance or killing
of lawyers in 1993 who were involved in the prosecution of military
personnel could not be found among the sources currently available
to the DIRB. The attached documents provide information on killings
and at least one disappearance that occurred in 1993 in which
military personnel were suspected of involvement. Like the
Country Reports 1993 available at your Regional
Documentation Centre, the attached documents do not elaborate on
some of the murder victims' profession or on their possible
involvement in the prosecution of military personnel, but are
included with this response for your reference.
Despite repeated attempts by the DIRB,
local and regional human rights organizations in Honduras and Costa
Rica could not be contacted in time to meet your deadline. Other
organizations contacted by the DIRB were unable to research the
subject by the requested deadline.
This Response was prepared after
researching publicly accessible information currently available to
the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does
not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular
claim to refugee status or asylum.
Inter Press Service (IPS). 14 December
1993. "Police Deny Harassing Ex-Guerrilla Member." (Central
America NewsPak [Austin], 13-26 Dec. 1993, Vol. 8, No. 23, p.
. 9 November 1993. "Paramilitary Revives
With Death of Ex-Guerrilla." (Central America NewsPak
[Austin], 1-14 Nov. 1993, Vol. 8, No. 20, p. 9)
. 21 June 1993. Thelma Mejía.
"Judiciary Incapable of Resolving Rights Denunciations."
(Central America NewsPak [Austin], 14-27 June 1993, Vol. 8,
No. 10, pp. 7-8)
. 25 February 1993. Juan Ramón
Dur n. "Former Agent Tells of Police and Army Corruption."
(Central America NewsPak [Austin], 22 Feb.-7 Mar. 1993, Vol.
8, No. 2, pp. 7-8)
Miami Herald. 23 February 1993.
Tim Johnson. "Honduras' 2nd Biggest City Jolted by Wave of
Violence." (Central America NewsPak [Austin], 22 Feb.-7 Mar.
1993, Vol. 8, No. 2, p. 6)
Human Rights Watch. Yearly. Human
Rights Watch World Report.
Amnesty International. Yearly.
Amnesty International Report.
Documentation-Réfugiés [Paris]. Weekly.
Material from the Indexed Media
Review (IMR) or country files containing articles and reports
from diverse sources (primarily dailies and periodicals) from the
Weekly Media Review.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service
(FBIS) Reports. Daily.
Newspapers and periodicals pertaining to
the appropriate region.
On-line searches of news articles.