Yesterday, Sunday August 2nd, our Emergency Delegation of Solidarity, Accompaniment and Witness arrived in Honduras. The arrival of the nine person team assures an international presence on the ground this week and carried urgently needed assistance to the social movements of Honduras.
Over the weekend there were two more deaths as a result of the military repression; after two days in intensive care, teacher Roger Vallejo died of a bullet wound to the head received while participating in a peaceful protest last week. Then, another teacher was stabbed and assassinated after attending his wake.
Today, our delegation met with human rights organizations in Honduras and attended the wake of the slain teacher. President Zelaya has filed a suit with the International Criminal Court based on the violation of individual and collective rights in Honduras as a result of the coup.
Meanwhile, in a chilling throw back to the past, Roger Noriega has been hired by a coalition of Honduran textile manufacturers to lobby US lawmakers on behalf of the coup government.