Honduran National Resistance Update – 9/27
The director of Radio Progreso, Padre Ismael Moreno, is denouncing the fact that he is receiving death threats through text messages on his cell phone. The messages say that one-half million lempiras will be paid for the head of Padre Melo.
It is with this decree that the danger level of this situation goes up ten fold.
September 27, 2009, 9:00PM
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – The de facto Honduran government has issued a decree allowing it to suspend freedom of speech, ban protests and suspend media groups because of “disturbances of the peace” since a June coup that toppled President Manuel Zelaya, government officials said on Sunday.
De facto Honduran interior minister Oscar Matute said media that incite violence should be regulated under the decree, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.
A senior government official said the decree, dated September 26, has been printed in the official gazette.
(Reporting by Sean Mattson, editing by Philip Barbara)”
The golpistas have issued a curfew beginning at 9PM this evening but the time of the end of the curfew was not announced.
As of 5PM, there is a huge march against coup near U.N. office in Tegucigalpa, 2 blocks from Brazilian embassy, massive repression underway with tear gas and beatings being used indiscriminately.
President Zelaya announced, over Radio Globo, that he will launch the final offensive to regain power calling on all his followers to march to Tegucigalpa. He called on all towns and villages to go to the capital. Zelaya said “I ask for a patriotic move from all Honduras, and that everyone who is able come to Tegucigalpa to fight for a final offensive.”
The first woman to die as the result of golpista repression, Wendy Elizabeth Avila, was overcome by the gases emitted by the golpista authorities yesterday. She went to the hospital and died today of pneumonia.
Radio Globo and Channel 36, two of the only remaining independent news outlets in Honduras, were publicly ordered shut down by military.
De facto regime of Micheletti turned away foreign OAS diplomats today at the airport and deported them.
In the neighborhood of Ramon Amaya Amada, in Tegucigalpa, is under brutal repression with many people wounded. A Telesur team is reporting some journalists were run over by a military vehicle.
Roberto Micheletti’s daughter, Bianca, was deported from the US today. Bianca had worked at the Honduran embassy in Washington. She was deported along with two other Hondurans for “representing the de facto regime of Honduras” in the US. They arrived in Tegucigalpa today.