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6 October 2009

Although reports like the one below (from the highly respectable, independent Mexican public station, Canal Onze) have been in the news for the last three months, it’s welcome news that the New York Times is FINALLY reporting the news:

Since Mr. Zelaya was removed in a June 28 coup, security forces have tried to halt opposition with beatings and mass arrests, human rights groups say. Eleven people have been killed since the coup, according to the Committee for Families of the Disappeared and Detainees in Honduras, or Cofadeh.

The number of violations and their intensity has increased since Mr. Zelaya secretly returned to Honduras two weeks ago, taking refuge at the Brazilian Embassy, human rights groups say.

The groups describe an atmosphere of growing impunity, one in which security forces act unhindered by legal constraints. Their free hand had been strengthened by an emergency decree allowing the police to detain anyone suspected of posing a threat.

“In the 1980s, there were political assassinations, torture and disappearances,” said Bertha Oliva, Cofadeh’s general coordinator, in an interview last week, recalling the political repression of the country’s so-called dirty war. “They were selective and hidden. But now there is massive repression and defiance of the whole world. They do it in broad daylight, without any scruples, with nothing to stop them.”

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 9 October 2009 2:23 pm

    The New York Times can always be counted on to print the truth twenty years after it would have made a difference.

    They should call it the New York Historical Review and drop the contemporary news reporting angle.


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