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El borde junto al mar es el lado blando de la ciudad. Tenemos testimonios de todo tipo: La muchedumbre se arremolina ahora en la puerta delantera, por donde lo extraen en una camilla. Entramos a un tianguis mercado. Les hacemos una pregunta parecida. Alfredo fue arrestado en enero de Arturo -el principal capo- fue dado de baja por la Marina mexicana el 16 de diciembre de Reconoce la violencia desmedida que afecta a la ciudad, pero trata de destacar los esfuerzos que hacen para superarla.
Y repite lo que ya hemos escuchado: No es contra la sociedad". La foto es desgarradora. Cubiertas de sangre, los pies descalzos. En los muros se pueden ver agujeros de disparos. El tema mismo se nos fue metiendo, poniendo en las narices. Mirar las fotos que Pedro ha tomado para la agencia AFP -donde ahora labora- es hacer un recorrido por los bajos fondos del infierno. Un torso sin extremidades ni testa. Una abuela y una nieta confundidas en un abrazo final.
Pero nos dejaron entrar a su casa y nos contaron su historia. Mientras habla, mira al techo. Se expresa en frases cortas. Estrangulada con un cable de acero. En dos ocasiones estamos muy ocupados o lejos para arribar a tiempo. For his part, sociologist Eugenio Sosa stressed that the role played by the military in "democracy-building processes" should be reviewed 'so they can no longer veto or arbitrate' in public life Inter Press Service, 07Jan They also face charges of illegal expatriation of a Honduran citizen Although Zelaya's removal was widely condemned by the international community, including the Organisation of American States OAS , the European Union and the United States, the coup government headed by de facto President Roberto Micheletti - who was next in line for the presidency, as head of Congress - argue that it was part of a constitutional transfer of power The requirement of an amnesty for political crimes was dropped from the U.
The analyst, who pointed out that the amnesty was rejected in the negotiations by both Zelaya and Micheletti, said the issue 'has emerged again in response to pressure by the international community to create a kind of 'forgive and forget' mentality in the country that would allow the new government of president-elect Porfirio Lobo to initiate a process of internal reconciliation and international recognition' The question of a political amnesty has generated controversy in this Central American country for fear that it could be used to cover crimes like corruption, abuse of authority and violations of human rights and free speech The charges against the military chiefs coincided with a two-day visit by U.
Inter Press Service, 06Aug Now the armed forces are making no effort to conceal their interest in political protagonism. After breaking their silence and offering statements to just about any media outlet that crossed their path, in order to justify their role in Zelaya's ouster, the military brass have not beat around the bush, saying the country has entered 'a new era,' and that the armed forces are an essential pillar in the country's power relations The armed forces held the real power in this Central American country in the s, s and early s, when the traditional political elites would knock on the doors of the barracks for approval for decisions to be taken.
But a demilitarisation process began in The active participation of human rights and women's groups, as well as factions of the media and private enterprise, was decisive in that process. But it appears today, said Political scientist Ernesto Paz, that the armed forces once again enjoy 'veto power' in Honduras. The analyst said the coup 'has not only damaged our democracy, but also represents an extremely serious setback to the demilitarisation process' Zelaya actually helped boost the military's growing presence on the public scene.
Since the start of his government in , he gave them authority normally enjoyed by civilians, putting for example the temporary management of the state power utility in their hands, and giving them unprecedented visibility in the media by inviting officers to accompany him in a range of public activities, from concerts and trips to scuba diving sessions.
He also considerably expanded the defence budget and incorporated them into tasks usually done by civilians The Office of the Special Rapporteur urges the State to conduct a prompt, diligent and thorough investigation which gives special attention to the possibility that the crime was connected to the victim's journalistic and political activities The Office of the Special Rapporteur believes it is essential that the Honduran State demonstrate its commitment to the fight against impunity through concrete action and effective investigations, and through the protection of media outlets and journalists.
The Office also reiterates its concern over the lack of significant progress in solving the 14 murders of media workers committed since As a product of the investigations, the State should identify and prosecute those responsible, punish them where appropriate, and guarantee adequate reparation to the victims' family members The Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras COFADEH expresses its utter condemnation and concern regarding the repeated attacks against social leaders and defenders of human rights in Honduras, especially worrisome when the attacks are instigated by state officials for the purpose of generating public hatred towards the defenders.
The Mayor also communicated with national media such as Programa TV 5, and Programa Frente a Frente, which are both broadcasted through Canal 5, for the purpose of persisting with the defamation.
Said Prosecutor opened investigations. The prosecutors assigned to the preliminary inquiry became victims of threats and illegal detention by shock troops under the command of the Mayor Desde esta fecha enfrenta una serie de actos que ponen en peligro su vida y la de sus nueve hijos. Desde el 30 de enero de , una de sus hijas recibe mensajes de texto en que le dicen que Blanca es mujer muerta Since this day, she has confronted a number of actions that have put her life and the lives of her nine children in danger.
On December 31st, , hooded men who were driving a green pickup truck without licence plates, opened gun fire on a group of the community, which was assembled in a meeting with Blanca Espinoza Since January 30th, , one of her daughters received a text message in which it was written that Blanca is a dead woman Blanca and three members of the Board of Directors are facing legal proceedings for seizure of land and the judicial authorities have issued an arrest warrant against one of her daughters, only 11 years of age, for the same offence.
The constant presence of armed men and the text messages sent to her daughter have caused her children psychological trauma. Frente Nacional de Resistencia contra el Golpe de Estado.
El canal fue tomado por militares y los periodistas que laboraban en el mismo fueron expulsados. Se han producido detenciones ilegales de varias personas, entre ellas de funcionarios del Gobierno El 01sep08, en torno a las Por otra parte, la abogada Tirza Flores ha sido objeto de tres audiencias de descargo ordenadas por la Corte Suprema de Justicia por haber participado en la huelga de hambre. Asimismo la finca del pastor Evelio Reyes es permanentemente vigilada por desconocidos.
Los hechos fueron reportados a las Por todo ello, el COFADEH solicita apoyo internacional y que se inste a las autoridades de Honduras a asegurar la labor de defensa de los derechos humanos en cumplimiento de la normativa internacional que Honduras ha suscrito.