Reporters kept from interviewing immigrant detainees in Honduras

Honduran freedom of expression NGO C-Libre accused a regional office of the Honduran National Commission of Human Rights (CONADEH) of restricting journalists from taking photos, videos, and interviewing immigrants held in a detention center in the city of Choluteca, in the south of the country.

Reporters for the digital newspaper Conexion.info, operated by C-Libre, tried to interview detainees about their health but were turned away by regional director Miguel Marach, citing a policy designed to protect the rights of immigrants. However, a CONADEH delegation in the southern part of the Central American country stated no such policy exists.