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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-11 01:43 AM
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OAS coup report implicates Honduras in 20 slayings
Jul 7, 7:37 PM EDT
OAS coup report implicates Honduras in 20 slayings
By FREDDY CUEVAS
Associated Press

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- The Honduran government violated human rights by causing the deaths of 20 people in the seven months after the 2009 ouster of President Manuel Zelaya, an Organization of American States report said Thursday.

Eight of the 20 victims were assassinated and 12 others were killed during street protests, an OAS committee concluded.

The panel studied Honduran events between June 2009, when Zelaya was whisked out of the country at gunpoint in his pajamas, and January 2010.

The report did not identify the eight people assassinated, but it said high-ranking army and police officers ordered and covered up the killings.

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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-11 04:21 AM
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1. Honduras Truth Commission rules Zelaya removal was coup
The Honduras Truth and Reconciliation Commission has concluded that the removal from office of former President Manuel Zelaya was a coup.

It said the move was illegal and not a constitutional succession as some of Mr Zelaya's opponents said.

The Commission investigated the events of 28 June 2009, when Mr Zelaya was forced into exile in Costa Rica.

The crisis was triggered by Mr Zelaya's refusal to cancel a referendum linked to presidential term limits.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-14072148
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-11 09:31 AM
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2. Thank you for posting this BBC News article. Good one.! n/t
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