What you can do: E-mail Frank LaRue of the UN to protest press intimidation.
Mr. Frank La Rue
Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Fax: +41 22 917 9006
Demo in Colonia 21, Tegucigalpa, Saturday October 17. Image by Casiopea (Chiapas Indymedia)
112 113 of resistance.
Adrienne has written letters to the lobbyists for the coup.
After police spokesman Daniel Molina’s disastrous casual chat, which ended up on Venezuelan television, the police have been muzzled, according to Mirada del Halcon.
To restore balance in media and give voice to those whom the media increasingly ignored, Zelaya launches a free public weekly at the end of 2007, Citizen Power, which promotes citizen participation. Afterwards, Channel 8 was nationalized. It no longer broadcast due to the mismanagement of Elías Asfura. Of course, after the coup d’etat, Citizen Power ceased to exist, and the employees of Channel 8 were let go. Channel 8 was again in the hands of Elías Asfura, their old owner, who was also the owner of television channels 8, 12, and 30.
Maria Rita Matamoros on Honduras Resists:
Here we are in a tremendous insecurity. We are full of fear because they are entering the neighborhoods in operations to arrest the people who are resisting. You just saw that they are taking our pictures, recording our faces and later they follow us and kill us. So there is a tremendous persecution. People are afraid to put themselves out there because they fear for their lives. They have killed a few people already. They are driving about in motorcycles shooting people. I think the more powerful countries should step in to help us because the poor of the country don`t have anything to defend ourselves with. We don’t have anything. We only have water and towels [to relieve the symptoms of tear gas]. They are coming to control us and later kill us. People are hurt with bones broken, with their lungs spitting up blood. They are killing us in the roads. They are on motorcycles dressed as civilians. The first thing they do is take their picture and then kill them. They identify them and they kill them. I hope people around the world raise their voices that people do something because we are dying. one by one they are eliminating us.
Someone said that the Court at the Hague would not accept Honduras as a case because as bad as it is, it isn’t genocide. I think that if the Court read that statement, they might be inclined to consider the case. A terrorist regime is running Honduras. They have succeeded in terrorizing many people who would otherwise be on the streets.