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Honduras Coup - Day 207 - January 20, 2010

  • Lobo Promises Zelaya Safe Conduct
    By : January 20, 2010
    President-elect Porfirio Lobo Sosa promised today that once inaugurated, he would sign a safe conduct that allowed Manuel Zelaya, his family, and close followers still inside the Brazilian embassy could journey to the Dominican Republic as "distinguished guests", reports El Universal of Mexico. Lobo Sosa and Dominican President Leonel Fernandez signed an accord today agreeing to the safe conduct for Zelaya.

  • IACHR Publishes Report on Honduras
    By : January 20, 2010
    The report states that along with the loss of institutional legitimacy caused by the coup d'état, serious human rights violations have occurred. These include deaths; the arbitrary declaration of a state of exception; the repression of public demonstrations through the disproportionate use of force; the criminalization of social protest; the arbitrary detention of thousands of individuals; cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment and poor detention conditions; the militarization of the territory; an increase in situations of racial discrimination; violations of women's rights, arbitrary restrictions on the right to freedom of expression; and serious infringements of political rights.

  • IACHR: De Facto Government Commited Serious Violations of Human Rights
    By : January 20, 2010
    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the OAS has issued a report on human rights violations in Honduras. The report, dated 30 December 2009, and made public only recently, entitled "Human Rights and the Coup D'Etat", concludes that the IACHR was able to confirm serious human rights violations since the June 28 coup, including "deaths, arbitrary declarations of states of emergency, suppression of public demonstrations through disproportionate use of force, criminalization of public protest, arbitrary detentions of thousands of persons, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and grossly inadequate conditions of detention, militarization of Honduran territory, a surge in the incidents of racial discrimination, violations of women’s rights, serious and arbitrary restrictions on the right to freedom of expression, and grave violations of political rights."

  • Zelaya can leave Honduras in possible political settlement
    By : January 20, 2010
    Incoming Honduran leader Porfirio Lobo said Wednesday that deposed president Manuel Zelaya will be allowed to leave Honduras as part of a settlement in the country's lengthy political crisis.

  • BBC: Honduras ex-leader Zelaya offered safe passage
    By : January 20, 2010
    Honduras' President-elect Porfirio Lobo has offered the country's ousted leader Manuel Zelaya safe passage to the Dominican Republic.

  • Dominican Republic again at the center of Honduras crisis
    By : January 20, 2010
    Honduras president elect Porfirio Lobo and several ex presidential candidates traveled to Dominican Republic today, to discuss their country's political crisis with president Leonel Fernandez, placing the Caribbean nation again at the center of the all but forgotten crisis.

  • Rebuilding the Garifuna people's radio station
    By : January 20, 2010
    The "Faluma Bimetu" radio station, OFRANEH (Fraternal Organization of Black and Garifuna people of Honduras), and COMPPA (Popular Communicators for Autonomy) call for funding and participation in the reconstruction of the "Faluma Bimetu" radio station in the Garífuna community Triunfo de la Cruz, in the Tela Bay. 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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