Monday, June 29, 2009

UPDATE 6:35PM TELESUR AND ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTERS RELEASED IN HONDURAS AFTER MASS INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE

Adriana Sivori, correspondent for Telesur in Tegucigalpa has just been released, along with her camera crew and three Associated Press journalists who had been detained about half hour ago by military forces in Honduras under orders of the dictatorship that illegally took power yesterday in a coup d'etat that ousted constitutional president Mel Zelaya.

Sivori announced she, her crew and the AP journalists were taken prisoner while performing their journalist duties and forced into a military caravan by army forces loyal to the dictatorship. They were beaten and forcefully brought to immigration headquarters, most likely to be detained and deported, in order to silence their reporting. But due to a rapid response from different governments, the OAS, the UN and other international actors, they have been released.

The journalists are denouncing human rights violations in Honduras committed by the coup forces.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

I don't think she said she was taken from her room but rather from the streets where they were reporting.

She could easily be identified by the military because of ther microphone/satelite phone.

Eva Golinger said...

Yes, she did say she was taken from her hotel along with the AP journalists....

Unknown said...

Thank you