Three LGBTQ people in Honduras were reported killed on Feb. 2.
Reportar sin Miedo reported Jonathan Gabriel Martínez, and his partner, César Gustavo Zúñiga, were killed in San Pedro Sula’s Ticamaya neighborhood. The Washington Blade’s Honduran media partner also noted María Fernanda Martínez was shot to death in La Libertad, a municipality in Comayagua department.
Reportar sin Miedo cited witnesses who said men dressed as police officers shot Jonathan Martínez and his partner in the liquor store that he owned. María Martínez, according to Reportar sin Miedo, had previously joined a migrant caravan that had hoped to reach the U.S.
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Honduras office condemned the murders.
“The office expresses its concern over the attacks, threats and harassment that LGBTI people in the country face,” it said in a statement posted to its Twitter page. “The Honduran state must guarantee truth, justice and reparation for these crimes and ensure they don’t happen again.”
Cattrachas, a lesbian feminist human rights group based in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, notes 405 LGBTQ people have been reported killed in the country since 2009.