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Honduras Coup - Day 232 - February 14, 2010

  • All is Not Quiet in Honduras as Unionista is Murdered
    By : February 14, 2010
    The body of 29-year-old Vanessa Yamileth Zepeda, still dressed in her nurse’s scrubs and killed by a bullet, turned up in the Loarque neighborhood of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on February 4. Zepeda had young children and was a leader of the SITRAIHSS labor union (Workers Union for the Honduran Social Security Institute). She had been abducted that afternoon while leaving a union meeting.

  • Interview: Tortured, Exiled Honduran Journalist Recalls His Experiences
    By : February 14, 2010
    The night of June 27, I was at the Presidential Palace until midnight and in the early morning I left towards Olancho. When I passed the town of Guaimaca (a town 90 km from Tegucigalpa) the President was being captured. There, police and the army captured me as well. My cameraman, driver, and assistants managed to escape to warn people what had happened.

  • IACHR expresses concern about amnesty decree in Honduras
    By : February 14, 2010
    The script in Honduras for regime change occurred in a slightly less violent manner, but the results are the same. The democratically elected Preside Manuel Zelaya, was taken from his bed at gunpoint by Honduran soldiers and flown out of the country. An interim government led by politicians who had engineered the coup then held a bogus election in which the majority of the country abstained in protest, and a new "president", Porfirio Lobo, naturally one who had supported the military coup, took power. The same murders, disappearances and other human rights violation as had occurred in Chile are happening today in Honduras. Right under our noses, so to speak.

  • COFADEH denounces threats against its members
    By : February 14, 2010
    The Committee of Relatives of the Detained-Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) denounces that this past Sunday, February 7th, at around eight in the morning, Daniel Martinez, who was in our office at the time, answered a phone call to 222-71-44, and a woman warned him: "Be careful because there is going to be an attack against you people, especially those of you who are out in the streets..." 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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