From Associated Press:
[Honduran President] Zelaya told the Argentine cable channel Todo Noticias that 10 of his supporters had been killed, though he gave no details. Authorities said there were no deaths at all, though they said one person suffered a gunshot wound.
Dr. Mario Sanchez at the Escuela Hospital in Tegucigalpa said three people were treated for gunshot wounds there, however.
From AFP today:
“These fascists have dared to surround the embassy of Brazil, have beaten people, they have killed two comrades and tortured people,” said Bertha Caceres of the Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras.
Tirza Flores, a member of the group Judges for Democracy, described a “situation of total chaos” and said police were making “mass arrests.”
From RTÉ news in Ireland:
A man has been shot dead in a clash between police and supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.
The man, a Zelaya supporter aged 65, was killed in the Flor del Campo district of the capital.
From Xinhua news agency:
Two people died during a turmoil arose in the country since Monday when ousted President Manuel Zelaya returned to Honduras, Honduran police spokesman Orlin Cerrato said on Wednesday.
This is definitely not the first time that the Honduras dictators have killed.
Shaun Joseph, recently returned from a solidarity delegation to Honduras, analyzes the latest stage in the struggle to stop the coup against Manuel Zelaya: here.
The United Nations has suspended electoral assistance worth about $1.3m to Honduras, saying that conditions in the country are “not favourable” for polls scheduled for November: here.
- Thousands take to the streets in Honduras to protest election result (trust.org)
- Thousands protest election result in Honduras (aljazeera.com)
- 4 Honduran Police Sentenced to 66 Years in Killing (abcnews.go.com)
- Rigged Honduras Elections (sjlendman.blogspot.com)
- Honduran journalist shot dead at home (theguardian.com)