Tag: Human Rights

Quixote Center's Report from the 7th International Witness Delegation to Honduras — Week of Zelaya's Return

The Quixote Center sponsored 7th International Witness Delegation to Honduras has just issued its final report detailing coup sponsored repression and terror in response to President Zelayas return to the country on September 21, 2009.  The report also calls on the U.S. government to fully support the immediate and unconditional return of President Zelaya to office.

Micheletti suspends Honduran constitutional guarantees for 45 days

Everything is indicating that the coup government is moving forward in a serious way with their threats and demands to the international community and against the Honduran people in particular. Today at noon it was announced that yesterday the Official Daily La Gaceta published an executive decree, signed by Micheletti, his pseudo-ministers which suspends all Constitutional guarantees for 45 days. This decree prohibits all meetings and demonstrations without permission of the military, speak against officials or emit information different than official pronouncements.

Tension in Tegucigalpa

Report from Quixote Center Accompaniment Delegation September 21-23

Political Persecutions And Detention * Excessive Use Of Force By Police And Military * State Of Emergency: People Lacking Food And Water After 42 Hour Curfew * Police State

By Patty Adams

Democratically-elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, deposed by a military coup on June 28, returned clandestinely to Tegucigalpa, appearing at the Brazilian Embassy around mid-day on Monday, September 21.  As word of his arrival spread, thousands of Hondurans who’ve been calling for his return began to assemble outside the Embassy to celebrate, catch a glimpse, and show their support.  

Report from 6th International Delegation – Women Religious accompany people of Honduras

 We thank everyone for their prayers for the Honduran people, and for our delegation this week. Our delegation will issue a more formal report after we return home, but informal notes follow in order to share a glimpse of what we are experiencing. While we are the sixth delegation in a series of international human rights missions since the coup on June 28th, we are the first religious delegation.