Honduras keeps protesting against election fraud


This 25 February 2018 video is called ‘Caravan Of Insurrection’ – Protest Against Honduras Election Fraud.

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Honduras regime uses British spyware


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5 December 2017

The ongoing demonstrations continue to call for Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez to step down, and for the National Elections Commission to finalize an announcement.

Honduran elite police, known as “Cobras” are now refusing to confront the protesters and are demanding an end to the crisis.

By Nathan Akehurst in Britain:

Monday, February 12, 2018

Emily Thornberry grills Boris on British aid for Honduran crackdown

SHADOW foreign secretary Emily Thornberry demanded an explanation from the government today after it was revealed that British spyware was used by the Honduran government in a brutal crackdown on anti-government protests.

Her letter to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson asked for detail on whether the spyware sales went through the procedures for arms exports, which involves four government departments.

Ms Thornberry also sought clarity on what purpose British officials were told that the equipment would be used for and what steps were taken to confirm this.

The equipment in question is worth at least £300,000 and can help to intercept and monitor a broad range of telecommunications including emails, phone calls and online messaging apps.

It has been reportedly used in Honduras’s sweeping clampdown on protests that followed November’s disputed general election result; thousands of police and troops swarmed protests, resulting in dozens of casualties.

Multiple exports appear to have taken place, including two licences for the export of “telecommunications interception equipment” in 2016 and 2017 and a further open licence of unknown value for other “information security equipment.”

Political repression in Honduras, including the monitoring of private communications, is well-documented. The country receives millions in state aid from the US.

Since the 2009 coup d’etat that ousted leftwinger Manuel Zelaya, allowing the still incumbent National Party to seize power, the administration has been accused of extrajudicial killings, election fraud and involvement with organised crime.

Ms Thornberry accused the British government of double standards, pointing to ministers’ lack of response to repression in Honduras — in contrast with vociferous condemnation of alleged state violence in Venezuela, where the left is being threatened by a putschist opposition funded by the US.

Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown Lloyd Russell-Moyle has tabled a written parliamentary question asking for the name of the firm behind the equipment sale.

A Department for International Trade spokesman said it did not license exports in cases that it assessed there was a “clear risk that the goods may be used for internal repression.”

Such sales are illegal under the 2008 Export Control Act.

Honduras turns to online censorship and spyware to clamp down on protests: here.

Honduran regime keeps killing


This 17 January 2018 video is called Honduran opposition alliance calls for nationwide protests.

From daily The Independent in Britain, 21 January 2017, about Honduras:

A local NGO said a 60-year-old man died and another person was wounded when military police opened fire on protesters blocking a road in the town of Saba, 210 km (130 miles) northeast of the capital, Tegucigalpa. …

Last month [incumbent right-winger] Mr Hernandez was declared President despite protests on the street about the results.

Critics have expressed their concern over the electoral tribunal that counted the ballots.

It was appointed by Congress which is controlled by Mr Hernandez’s party.

Initially, the vote tally had clearly favoured [left-wing opposition candidate] Mr Nasralla but it swung in favour of the incumbent after a 36-hour delay.

Protests have been a regular occurrence since the election result and human rights group Amnesty International has said so far 14 people have died in the clashes.

Honduras police strike against regime, corporate media neglect it


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Historic action by Honduran police is being ignored

10 December 2017

Honduran police are standing with the people and refusing to repress nationwide protests against the widespread allegations of fraud in recent elections that favor right-wing President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

On Sunday, both the Honduran electoral tribunal (TSE) and the Organization of American States (OAS) effectively put an end to the twisted electoral process that has followed the November 26 polls. The first made the official declaration of victory for the incumbent president, Juan Orlando Hernández, over the Opposition Alliance against Dictatorship’s candidate Salvador Nasralla by a margin of 1.5 percent. He is now to be sworn in for another four-year term in January. For its part, the OAS chief, Luis Almagro, issued the following statement: “Facing the impossibility of determining a winner, the only way for the people of Honduras to be the victors is to call for new general elections.” After three weeks of scrambling for a path of least resistance, these announcements mark the beginning of a new stage in the imposition by Washington and its Honduran client state of their preferred rulers with virtually the same methods that they used in the aftermath of the 2009 military coup: here.

Trump administration congratulates “re-election” of police-state regime in Honduras: here.

HONDURAN former president Manuel Zelaya has urged supporters to keep resisting the “illegal dictatorship” in his New Year’s message: here.

Honduras: Huge protest demands for the annulment of disputed election result. Thousands marched through the country’s second city San Pedro Sula in support of opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla: here.

Honduras: the coup has the “seal” of the United States: here.

Honduras police refuse to kill pro-democracy demonstrators


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HONDURAN POLICE REFUSE TO REPRESS PROTESTERS AND DEMAND CLEAN ELECTIONS

4 December 2017

All national police will refuse to enforce a curfew after days of deadly violence triggered by allegations of electoral fraud: here.

Amid mass protests, Honduran government and Trump administration seek to impose fraudulent re-election: here.

What happened to the democratic rights of the Hondurans who voted in the presidential elections on November 26th? Here.

Electoral Coup Attempt in Honduras: here.

Crisis of Honduras democracy has roots in US tacit support for 2009 coup: here.

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Thousands of Hondurans are out in the streets protesting state repression and possible election fraud by the right-wing government of President Hernandez.

4 December 2017

Honduras fight for democracy continues


This video from the USA says about itself:

Honduras: Protesters Defy Military Crackdown and Flood the Streets to Protest Alleged Vote-Rigging

4 December 2017

Tensions are rising in Honduras, where security forces have opened fire on protesters over the weekend, killing at least three people and injuring dozens more. On Sunday, tens of thousands of people poured into the streets to protest what many are calling an electoral coup d’état against opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla.

Protesters accuse the electoral commission of rigging the vote in favor of incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernández, who is a close U.S. ally. For more, we speak with Zenaida Velasquez, a Honduran human rights activist and one of the founders of the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras. We also speak with Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, a member of La Voz de los de Abajo and one of the founding members of the Honduras Solidarity Network. He has been in Honduras for over a week leading a human rights observation delegation.