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Honduran Christian leader in hiding

 

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (BP) The president of a Christian organization that helps poor people in Honduras has gone into hiding after a lawyer for the group was murdered in December.

Carlos Hernandes of the Association for a More Just Society received a death threat immediately after an associate, attorney Dionisio Diaz Garcia, was shot to death on his way to court, Steve Geurink of Worldwide Christian Schools told Mission Network News.

Hernandes was meeting with church and community leaders, families, teachers, and school boards in the capital city of Tegucigalpa about a Christian school improvement process, Geurink said. His success may have caused corrupt elements in the local government to feel threatened.

The organization is raising funds to cover the cost of protecting Hernandes and his family, Geurink said.