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José de los Santos Sevilla

HRD & leader
Tolupan Indigenous Community

José de los Santos Sevilla was a leader of the indigenous Tolupán community in Honduras. He was also a teacher in the coastal city of La Ceiba.


Human rights defenders suffer extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture and ill-treatment as well as judicial harassment, threats and stigmatisation. Journalists, lawyers, prosecutors, those defending the rights of women, children, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community, indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities, and those working on environmental and land rights issues are particularly at risk.