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In Addition to Original Charges, 6 of 24 Political Prisoners to Face Charge of “Jeopardizing National Security”

August 23, 2009

I’d say kidnapping the president by a military coup that has killed, maimed, raped, and tortured Hondurans is the essence of “jeopardizing national security.”


Honduras release Zelaya’s imprisoned followers 2009-08-22 11:19:26

TEGUCIGALPA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — Eighteen followers of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who had been imprisoned for making riots in the capital, were released on Friday.

A total of 24 Zelaya’s supporters were accused of rebellion, robbery, arson and damages to private property during the Aug. 12 protest.

The six people who remain in custody face some extra indictment concerning jeopardizing national security and will face a 60-day hearing in court.

The riot happened when Zelaya’s followers organized to reject the post-coup government led by Roberto Micheletti and demand Zelaya’s immediate restoration to presidency.

Police chief, Danilo Orellana said that the trial had not finished and that they would present more evidence to make sure those who were responsible for the crimes would be punished.

“We have proofs, we will present them, we will continue working because that is the reason of living in democracy,” Orellana said.

The protests in Honduras have not stopped since Zelaya was ousted on June 28.

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