Gay activist arrested and beaten in Honduras gay bar raid

January 19, 2013 14:30

On Sunday 13 January, a leading gay rights campaigner in Honduras was arrested and assaulted in a raid on a bar frequented by LGBT people, reports suggest.

Erick Martinez, who witnessed the raid, took photographs using his mobile phone to show that detainees were subject to police beatings, homophobic verbal abuse and intimidation.

He said he and two others were then illegaly arrested by the police and assaulted. He had his mobile phone confiscated, and while he was detained, the photgraphs were erased.