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Honduras: Military Is Accused of Abuses
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Source: New York Times

Honduras: Military Is Accused of Abuses

Published: August 18, 2009

Amnesty International, in a report to be released Wednesday, accuses the Honduran military and police of using beatings and mass arrests to punish protesters for opposing the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya in June. Mass arbitrary arrests and ill treatment of protesters are a serious and growing concern in Honduras today, Esther Major, Amnestys Central American researcher, said in a statement. The government of Roberto Micheletti, the countrys de facto leader, accuses demonstrators of engaging in violent acts and provoking the authorities.

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