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Honduras Coup - Day 195 - January 08, 2010

  • Today's violence against peasant families – detained, wounded and deaths
    By : January 08, 2010
    According to preliminary reports from Honduras, the violent removal of 600 families organized in two farming cooperatives in the Aguan Valle has resulted in 40 people detained including children, 15 wounded and three deaths. There are unconfirmed reports of the rape of three women. Many have gone into hiding.

  • Over 6,000 Marchers Kick Off New Year in Honduras - YES TO ALBA
    By : January 08, 2010
    The National Front Against the Coup kicked off the New Year with a march yesterday that brought over 6,000 people into the streets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The masses of Hondurans, groups and organizations that participated, marched to condemn the desire of the Congress to remove Honduras from ALBA (The Bolivarian Alliance For the People’s of Our America), an organization proposed by Venezuela to promote social, political and economic cooperation amongst Latin American and Caribbean countries.

  • Hondurans reject amnesty
    By : January 08, 2010
    Honduras: Social organizations and human rights defenders rejected the plans of the Honduran coupist Government to approve an amnesty for those people responsible for crimes committed since the coup in June 28. "The humanity crimes will have their punishment sooner or later, and their authors will pay before the justice," said a communiqué issuedby the National Front against the Coup, which gathers a wide number of groups and politicians. Members of the National Congress announced they had the decree to absolve those involved in crimes derived from the June 28 coup.

  • Honduras: Rejection to Pardon Oppressors Grows
    By : January 08, 2010
    Leaders of the National Front against the Coup reiterated their rejection to the plan of the National Congress that hopes to approve an amnesty for those people responsible for the coup against President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Zelaya followers protest in Tegucigalpa
    By : January 08, 2010
    Supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya march during a protest rally in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Jan. 7, 2010. Hundreds of Zelaya followers protested Thursday in the streets of Tegucigalpa against solving the political crisis by using political amnesty for Zelaya and demanding strict punishment for military chiefs who participated in the military coup.

  • Honduras: arson attack on Garifuna community radio station
    By : January 08, 2010
    In the early hours of Jan. 6, unknown assailants carried out an arson attack against the Garifuna-language community radio station Faluma Bimetu (also known as Radio Coco Dulce) at Triunfo de la Cruz in Tela municipality on the Caribbean coast of Honduras. The blaze gutted the studio and destroyed equipment. The international watchdog group Reporters Without Borders said the attacks "confirms the persistent danger" to independent media under the Honduran de facto authorities, and that investigating the case will be a "test" for the new government that is to take power on Jan. 27.

  • Proposed Amnesty to Whitewash Honduran Coup, CEPR Co-Director Says
    By : January 08, 2010
    Vote Expected Next Week to Absolve Honduran Military of Crimes, Even as Murders Continue
    The international community should offer no support for planned amnesty for the perpetrators of the Honduran coup, Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, said today. Noting that both ousted President Manuel Zelaya and coup leaders previously agreed on a deal to resolve the crisis that did not include amnesty for crimes, Weisbrot cautioned that current efforts to grant amnesty to the coup leaders would be merely an attempt to "whitewash the coup."

  • Honduran military chiefs ready to face charges for coup
    By : January 08, 2010
    Honduras' chief of Army Staff Romeo Vasquez said Thursday that the military chiefs charged with "abuse of power" were ready to face justice. "We believe in the Honduran justice. We will attend the court," Vasquez told reporters, adding that they have already hired a team of lawyers to defend them.

  • Honduran Military Brass Face Trial for Exiling Zelaya
    By : January 08, 2010
    The chief justice of the Honduran Supreme Court, Jorge Rivera, will hear the case against the military high command for forcing President Mel Zelaya into exile after his June 28 ouster.

  • Honduras: prosecutors charge military officials for Zelaya ouster
    By : January 08, 2010
    Honduran prosecutors on Jan. 6 filed charges against three military chiefs in connection with the ouster of president Manuel Zelaya in June. The prosecutor general's office filed abuse of power charges before the Honduran Supreme Court against armed forces commander Romeo Vásquez Velásquez (a School of the Americas graduate), air force commander Venancio Cervantes, and naval commander Luis Javier Prince (also an SOA graduate). According to the charges, the three violated the Honduran constitution when they seized Zelaya and put him on a plane to Costa Rica because the charter prohibits the forcible removal of a citizen. The court has three days to decide whether to take up the case.

  • Honduras' interim leader claims murder attempt against him
    By : January 08, 2010
    Honduran interim leader Roberto Micheletti claimed, yet again, on Friday that he might face assassination after he leaves office. / A Venezuelan citizen has offered one million U.S. dollars to get him killed and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez might be behind this plot, Micheletti told a Honduran radio station. reserves the right to publish your email responses in whole or part. If you are responding to a particular article, include the title and link to the article. If you would like your name withheld from publication, state this in your submission and supply a nom de plume

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