Lawyers Killed by Organized Crime in Honduras

Between 2010 and April 2013, organized crime groups and common criminals have killed 59 lawyers across Honduras, according to the National Human Rights Commissioner.

6 lawyers have been killed in the first four months of 2013. In 2012, there were 15 killings of lawyers, 26 in 2011, and 12 killings in 2010.

According to the Commissioner, 92 percent of the killings involved firearms, 6 percent were killed by suffocation, and 2 percent involved knives.

Out of all the deaths, there has been two convictions.

It was previously reported that 151 National Police Officers were killed in Honduras between 2011 to 2013.

Source:  Angel Servellon, “Honduras: Organized crime targets lawyers,” Inforsurhoy, April 30, 2013.