What these actions suggest is a desperate attempt to paper over the illegal disruption of democratic process with a post-facto set of accusations for which any "evidence" produced should be viewed as dubious. Perhaps the most telling thing said by the Attorney General was
there is disinformation on an international level. Honduras is a country that is constituted by law and no one outside is going to come and tell us what we have to do.Meanwhile, correspondents in and outside Honduras inform me that there are protests happening on the main roads outside major cities such as San Pedro Sula, and even the Honduran news media report strikes by teachers and that attempts to keep order in the country depend on an "iron military guard": martial law.
How is this "iron guard" being implemented? Giovanni Rodríguez blogging from Honduras gives a picture of the unfolding situation day by day for those who read Spanish. She writes that the media, even CNN, are prevented from covering the demonstrations in favor of the restitution of the legal government of President Zelaya, which in San Pedro Sula she estimates outnumbered the pro-Micheletti demonstrations 11,000 to 100. She estimates that perhaps 500,000 people nationwide participated in the general strike called for today.
Other bloggers on the same site post photos and give the names of those who were detained, perhaps most disturbing, a political cartoonist, Allan MacDonald, whose capture with his less than two year old daughter was also brought to my attention by other reports. McDonald, a Honduran citizen, managed to contact a Honduran citizen resident in Sweden while in custody along with journalists and others. Mc Donald's political cartoons in support of the public opinion poll surely fall under international norms of political free speech, yet for them, he was dragged from his house by the Honduran military, and his cartoons were burned. He was later freed and is reportedly again at home, although under surveillance.
Want to find more in real time? try this link or if you read Spanish the blog mimalapalabra.