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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:08 AM
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Honduras: the Human Rights Emergency Continues (COFADEH)
Honduras: the Human Rights Emergency Continues (COFADEH)
Sun, 04/03/2011 - 22:56 AP

Honduras: the Human Rights Emergency Continues
(translation: VC)

Before the brief pause today, Thursday, March 31, due to discussions between the National Congress and the leadership of the Federation of Teachers Organizations of Honduras (FOMH), the citizenry suffered from the worst period of violations of their human rights. A state of emergency, without a doubt, implicating the police and army of the defacto regime that rules this country.

The events which occurred in a systematic manner for the past three weeks, with the direct participation of the administrative apparatus of the State and the instruments of the monopoly of violence----the National Police and the Army---- have brought again, in a slight way, international attention to Honduras.

The attention of the world community to the crisis generated by the coup and coup ideology is still very insufficient, but it is key to brewing institutional solutions that create the minimal social and political consensus to transform the country.

For this reason, The Committee of the Families of the Disappeared Detainees in Honduras (COFADEH) asks with urgency that the different solidarity groupings and intergovernmental political forums publicly communicate political positions for an end to the disproportionate violence and repression that the militarized forces have launched against the civil population discontented, demanding, and in resistance -since the coup detat of June 2009.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:21 AM
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1. The same kinds of things are happening which happened during Reagan's war on Central Americans.
This is a horrendous account of recent events.

The human rights groups have made statements, and it keeps on growing, doesn't it?

The Honduran coup proved to those involved they can literally get away with murder now, as who the #### is going to stop them, anyway? The sky's the limit. They control the entire country, as they see it, the police won't stand up for their countrymen, nor the military, so it's going to get as rough as they want, even if they wipe out most of the population, they'll still insist on winning.

They can always repopulate with people fleeing Colombia.

I thought I was seeing things when I learned from this article the police will even take boats to go to remote communities to intimidate citizens, to demand they tell them if they have taken part in demonstrations.

Demonstrations? Oh, excuuuuuse me! Being in a demonstration can get you killed, clearly, in Honduras now.

The article indicates the cops are following a pattern at aiming their tear gas cannister directly at Honduran citizens bodies. Why let the opportunity go to waste, appears to be their new bright idea. They've even started destroying people's homes. Not to mention throwing tear gas bombs inside them. Kidnapping people from the streets. Shooting live ammunition into crowds now.

They already have been torturing and murdering selected people since 2009. No one will check them, no one will reign them in: it's the will of those in charge to control the entire country through paralyzing fear. That's their goal: to finally overcome them through violent, murderous tyranny.

Thank you, EFerrari. This is the most comprehensive account of what has been happening there, yet.
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