More protection needed for LGBTI defenders in Honduras

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Vitit Muntarbhorn, UN Photo /Jean-Marc Ferré (file)

Authorities in Honduras are being urged by UN human rights experts to do more to protect activists who defend the rights of sexual minorities in the Central American country.

The joint appeal was sparked by the attempted murder in July of Osmin David Valle Castillo, a prominent human rights defender of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community.

The attack happened several months after Mr Castillo had requested protection for his organization and its members, who have been intimidated and threatened.

Dianne Penn has been speaking to Vitit Muntarbhorn, the first-ever UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Duration: 3’42″

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