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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:02 AM
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Military and Police Repression of Zelaya Supporters
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 11:06 AM by roody
Source: School of the Americas Watch

President Zelaya is Back in Honduras!
Military and Police Repression of Zelaya Supporters

Call the State Department at 202-647-4000 and the White House at 202-456-1111 (sample message below)

President Manuel Zelaya, after over eighty days in exile, has returned to Honduras. In a BBC interview, Zelaya said " for more than 15 hours... through rivers and mountains until we reached the capital of Honduras, which we reached in the early hours of the morning. We overtook military and police obstacles, all those on the highways here, because this country has been kidnapped by the military forces."

The coup regime has imposed a curfew for the entire country from 4pm yesterday afternoon until 6pm this afternoon. Media outlets are being silenced and cell phone and email correspondence is being limited, in a repeat of the tactics immediately following the June 28 military coup by SOA graduates. Thousands defied the orders and gathered in front of the Brazilian embassy, where Zelaya is currently staying. Radio Globo reported from the convergence in front of the Brazilian embassy: "We are hear peacefully, unarmed because we are the people and don't fear the military. The military must serve the people and their democratically elected president, Mel Zelaya."

However, the SOA graduate-led Honduran military and the police moved this morning against the peacefully assembled crowd in front of the Brazilian Embassy and disbursed them with bullets and water tanks. Supporters of the constitutional president of Honduras are being attacked and beaten. The embassy is now surrounded by the military. The coup regime leader, Roberto Micheletti, threatened to cancel the embassy's immunity if Zelaya were not handed over to the de facto regime. An overall atmosphere of insecurity is now being imposed. President Zelaya called on the armed forces not to attack their own people and encouraged the Honduran people to continue mobilizing for peace and the restoration of constitutional order. The National Resistance Front Against the Coup has sent out a call for a national strike today, and for people to come from all parts of the country to the capital to continue the show of popular support for the return of the democratically elected president.

Our fear that the coup authorities would crack down even harder, now that their end is near, is materializing.

Please take a couple minutes and call the State Department at 202-647-4000 to deliver the following message: "Work for the unconditional immediate reinstatement of President Zelaya, demand that the Honduran military doesn't move against the people and their democratically elected president, Mel Zelaya and ensure that the coup plotters will be held responsible for their actions. Any bloodshed will be on the hands of the coup government and security forces."

Call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111 with the same message.

Visit NarcoNews for a detailed report back of the days events.

Read more: www.soaw.org
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:07 AM
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1. The Honduras coupsters are acting just like the Iranians! Will the MSM cover it?
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:10 AM
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2. That is what they learned at the School of the Americas.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:23 PM
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6. The Embassy is said to be out of water and food.
I find that hard to believe but suppose it's possible.

The WH comment line has been busy but I'll keep trying.
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SuperTrouper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:18 AM
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3. I know I will get attacked for what I am writing here but Zelaya is a Mini-Chavez,
a rogue thug with grandiose delusions. This morning CNN Espanol interviewed him and asked him if he was worried that his calls for insurgency would lead to bloodshed and he ignored the question and continued his Chavezque behavior of asking the poor peasants to risk their lives to come to Tegucigalpa. You can see Facebook in this link to see the latest photos of Honduras. I know that I will be accused of fascist for relying in the La Prensa and Heraldo.hn butI'd rather visit them than rely on the communist propaganda of Narconews.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=110991&id=8079573...

Do not for a second believe that we (Hondurans) love Zelaya, he is reviled in Honduras and even his own Party and Presidential candidate Elvin Santos have denounced him and that is why he is screaming that whomever wins the election is "not acceptable". Moreover, he has a deal with right-wing candidate Porfirio Lobo (National Party) that if he is elected he will pardon him. I hope that Zelaya is reinstated with extremely limited powers and that he faces Honduran judicial system when his term is completed in 7 weeks and the freedom-loving Hondurans get their peace back after Zelaya's failed Presidency.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:25 AM
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4. Yip, a timber harvester. The election is in November. Peaceful demonstrations?!1
He's doing everything he can to provoke by summoning his followers while saying out of the other side of his mouth that the government shouldn't be aggressive towards "the people."
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:05 PM
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7. Everyone, including the State Department, has said that if the Pinochettis run the election
the result won't be recognized.

And "the people" have been out on the street every single day since the coup.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:22 PM
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5. LOL
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:16 AM
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9. Heard of impeachment?
The Honduran Constitution has that mechanism in it.

Sorry, I posted it yesterday... but if he broke the law, that is the LEGAL way to proceed, not a coup.
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:07 AM
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