Incredibly Sad News Update About Fellow Hondurans

27 September 2009 at 8:36 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

With a new surge in protests in the nation’s largest cities comes news of several deaths in relation.  Reportedly, Honduran authorities shot dead an 18-year-old man in San Pedro Sula.  Click HERE to read the full article, and see the excerpt below.

Now, more than ever, Children of the Light needs your support in fundraising, advocacy or prayers, to ensure the safety and protection of our brothers during this time of political unrest.  If you are so inclined, consider making a donation through Network For Good, or contacting me about fundraising ideas and opportunities for your school, religious or local community.

With Love,

Genna

Several reported dead in Honduras turmoil

Teacher beaten during a peaceful demonstration against the 28 June 2009 coup d'etat in HondurasFemale protestor hospitalized after taking part in a peaceful protest in Honduras on 30 July 2009 against the coup d'etat

25 September 2009

The Honduran authorities must immediately halt their “repressive” response to a week of violent political unrest that left five people reportedly killed, Amnesty International has said.

Police are alleged to have shot dead an 18-year-old man in San Pedro Sula on Tuesday. Four more deaths have been reported in the capital Tegucigalpa amid widespread demonstrations against the de facto authorities.

“The de facto authorities must put an immediate halt to these repressive tactics and commit to respecting fundamental human rights,” said Susan Lee, Amnesty International’s Americas Director.

There has been a sharp rise in police beatings, mass arrests of demonstrators and intimidation of human rights defenders since the return to Honduras on Monday of deposed President Manuel Zelaya, who was expelled from the country in a coup in June.

There are reports that protestors have been shot by security forces. A 65-year-old man died of gunshot wounds during a demonstration in Tegucigalpa. The circumstances of three more reported deaths in the capital remain unclear.  Continued…

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