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.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Human Rights Violations

Shades of Chile in 1973 when Pinochet overthrew Salvador Allende (that was with US support). The Stadiums became the prisons, and centers of torture and execution. Victor Jara was killed in a stadium there.

The National Police are holding thousands of protesters in the Chochy Sosa baseball stadium in the Olympic village in Tegucigalpa according to Andrés Pavon, president of the Comité para la defensa de los Derechos Humanos (CODEH). He says "there are people being tortured, disappeared, and we are confirming the death of two people." Bertha Oliva, director of the Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras (COFADEH) called it a "concentration camp".

This is where earlier, the Frente has reported that Israelis were training a group of the National Police in protest disruption tactics.

Tiempo went to the stadium where a police spokesman admitted to holding 94 people for being out after curfew, and 49 for causing disturbances. The police claimed there were no injured people there, and that the Red Cross was there to provide food and water for the detained.

1 comment:

TITO said...

Here pictures of the stadium!!!!!!