Responses to the Coup d'etat in Honduras on Sunday June 28, with special emphasis on producing English-language versions of commentaries by Honduran scholars and editorial writers and addressing the confusion encouraged by lack of basic knowledge about Honduras.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Resistance Activists Murdered

Mario Contreras, age 50, subdirector of the Instituto Abelardo Fortín, was shot and killed Friday in Tegucigalpa by unknown assailants on a motorcycle,Telesur and Tiempo report. Bertha Oliva, head of the Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras said they haven't yet determined whether it was an act of delinquents or a political act. Oliva noted that Contreras had received anonymous death threats. Because he was shot in the face by two assailants on a motorcycle, a common assassination technique in Honduras, the Centro para the Prevención, Tratamiento, y Rehabilitación de las Victimas de la Tortura y sus Familiares concluded that this was not a robbery attempt.

Also killed yesterday under suspicious circumstances was a Lenca leader of the Resistance, Antonio Leiva His lifeless body was found in an hamlet in Santa Barbara after he was kidnapped in Tegucigalpa.

2 comments:

Nell said...

I hadn't seen the news about Antonio Leiva; this is more blood on our government's hands as well as the regime's. What's the source for the report? I only had time for a quick search and couldn't find a primary account.

rns said...

The Telesur link in the post takes you to the article that includes the news about Leiva. I think it was also in Vos El Soberano.