U.S.HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVERS IN HONDURAS *
U.S. Human rights observers from a dozen different organizations around the United States have been in Honduras for several days to observe the human rights environment in Honduras at this time of elections. Some 20 U.S. Citizens have traveled throughout Honduras over the past 3 days to cities and communities such as Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Tocoa, Santa Rosa de Copán, Choluteca, Comayagua, Siguatepeque y Puerto Grande. In addition, they have visited police stations, hospitals and jails. In each of these communities they have observed the sistematic abuse of human rights as evidenced by raids, detentions, threats, physical abuse, indimidation and persecution on the part of state security agents. These actions have been mostly directed against citizens identified with the Resistance movement.
These findings and concerns will be shared at a: PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2009 3:00 P.M. (4 p.m. EST) IN FRONT OF THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY, TEGUCIGALPA