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Last Sunday, "elections" were held in Honduras by a military coup regime that is internationally recognized as illegitimate, responsible for massive human rights violations and in an environment of terror and persecution.
Over 300 Honduran candidates dropped out in protest. The OAS, UN, European Union and Carter Center did not send observers in a strong international statement of non-recognition. The massive, historic, non-violent resistance movement in Honduras which has courageously resisted the coup for over five months, called for a boycott and stayed home.
Reports coming in from Quixote Center delegates who deployed to four different regions of the country during the last week to observe the electoral climate and the human rights situation point to a systemic pattern of militarization, intimidation, human rights violations and generalized repression. This, coupled with extremely low voter turnout.
Quixote Center Delegation to Conduct Human Rights Accompaniment and Observation in Lead Up and during Honduras’ Elections
The Committee of Detained and Disappeared of Honduras (COFADEH) expresses its concern to the national and international community regarding the deterioration of the human rights situation in Honduras which is deepening each day.
The EU announced that it is determined to sustain pressure on the Micheletti government until a solution is reached to the crisis in Honduras. The EU will prepare a list of coercive measures to be applied to members of Michelettis cabinent. It is also considering if the countries of the EU will recognize the November elections as legitimate.