This is a video about repression in Honduras and United States media.
Catholic delegation hears reports of rights violations in Honduras
WASHINGTON (CNS) — In Honduras, nonviolent protesters opposed to the June 28 ouster of President Manuel Zelaya regularly are intimidated, jailed, beaten and raped by the country’s security forces, members of a small delegation of U.S. Catholic religious leaders said. Representing Pax Christi International and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, two of the delegates spoke to Catholic News Service Aug. 26, a day after returning from a weeklong visit to Central America’s poorest country.
There they met with dozens of people from several cities who said they were attacked by Honduran soldiers and members of the national police as they swept in to break up candlelight vigils and demonstrations. The delegates also said they heard reports that transmissions from independent radio stations were being jammed by the government. “We came away with a really deep concern about the level of repression, media control and serious human rights violations that are being perpetrated by official forces,” said delegate Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International.
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