June 12, 2012 at 6:30 a.m. a powerful contingent of police and military brutally evicted the Campesino Movement of San Manuel Cortes (MOCSAM) located about 250 kilometers from the captial in northern Honduras, the campesino group entered the land recuperation process last April 17 and to date have been displaced on three occasions.
As a result of the brutal eviction carried out this June 12 the detention of at least 21 people is reported, 18 women. All were immediately transferred to the police station Ballena located in San Pedro Sula in the north of the country.
Since last April 17, the campesino group made up of 1500 families has been in struggle for the lands, gathered in a camp located in the same lands which was destroyed today in a brutal eviction; some 100 manzanas of cultivated corn was also destroyed.
It is worth noting that the judge, Jose Antonio Barahona, some days before had issued arrest warrants for 7 campesino leaders of the group and yesterday over a period of two hours issued an order for the group to evicted today early in the morning, without giving the defense representing the campesinos any chance to use its legal resources to challenge and avoid this barbarity.
Below are some of the names of the men and women detained today by the police and military in the eviction of the campesino group MOCSAM:
Cintia Medina Palma, Besly Jazmín Munguía Amaya, Brígida Cruz, Gisela Perdomo Pineda, Elena Borjas, Marisela Espinoza Matute, Marcos Oralia Díaz, Eda Fermili pacheco, Ángela Orellana, maría Reyes Vargas, Arely Romero, Macaria Vásquez García, Alma Nelly Pineda, Maria Gómez Sandoval, Victoria Alejandra Sagastume (de 15 años) y Gonzalo Leiva, José Luis Déras, Pablo Leiva.