Tuesday, June 30, 2009

DAY 3: COUP GOVERNMENT IN HONDURAS EXTENDS NATIONAL CURFEW THROUGH JULY 3rd

Brief note:

The coup government in Honduras, led by dictator Roberto Micheletti, former head of Congress, has reactivated the state television channel 8 after days of silence during the military coup that began on Sunday, June 28th. Apparently, the coup government needed a few days to find another team, loyal to the coup leaders, to operate the station.

A statement was read on Honduras' Channel 8 this evening, declaring an extension of the national curfew, imposed on Sunday, through July 3rd. The curfew is between the hours of 9pm and 5am. Those in the streets will be subject to military repression and detention.

There is no other justification for the imposed curfew and repression except for the stifling of dissent and the fear of mass protests to the coup government. This action further confirms Micheletti's coup regime is struggling to maintain control over the situation in the country and is responding to its opposition with repressive measures.

1 comment:

Deep Politics Forum said...

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner President of Argentina has been the first to offer herself to go to Honduras with President Zelaya on Thursday when he returns.