Honduras Coup Just Got Chile

As in torture regime Old-cold(war)-School, first we have Battalion 316 (y’know John Negroponte’s fave gang of cowardly butchers) ghoul Joya in charge of repression-

The de facto government of Roberto Micheletti in Honduras named Billy Joya as ministerial assessor, known for coordinating and directing tortures and assassinations in the country during the 1980s

Then we have the US ambassador who was mysteriously unavailable

Foreign Minister Rodas has stated that she has repeatedly tried to make contact with the U.S. Ambassador in Honduras, Hugo Llorens, who has not responded to any of her calls thus far.

Y’know Hugo-

a Cuban refugee who served as President Bush’s security advisor to the Andean region during the 2002 Venezuelan coup,

And now the coup de grace (ha fucking ha) they just suspended key constitutional protections-

The Honduran congress has given police expanded powers to move against opponents of the military-backed interim government in the wake of a coup which deposed the elected president. Congress passed laws on Wednesday which will allow police to arrest people in their own homes without a warrant during a nightly curfew that has been in place since Manuel Zelaya was ousted. “The deputies have decided to suspend several liberties, among them the liberties of free movement and association – people can be arrested for 24 hours without having any rights,” Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez, reporting from the capital, Tegucigalpa, said.

Via IKN

SUSPENDED, Article 71: No person can be detained for more than 24 hours without being presented to the orders of the competent authority for judgment. Judicial inquiry detention cannot exceed six days from the moment of detention.

That’s Habeas Corpus done with.

SUSPENDED, Article 78: Freedom of association and reunion is guaranteed as long as it does not contravene public order and good custom.

No protests.

SUSPENDED, Article 81: All persons have the right of free passage, to leave enter and stay in national territory. No person can be forced to move from their domicile or residence, except in special circumstances and when the requisits of law allow.

Checkpoints and ‘cleansing’.

SUSPENDED, Article 84: No person can be arrest or detained without the virtue of a written mandate of the competent authority, expidited with legal formalities and for a motive previously established by law. However, in-fragranti criminals may be apprehended by any person in order to deliver them to authorities. The arrested or detained must be informed in the act and with total clarity of their rights and the reasons for the arrest; also, the authority must communicate theri detention to a family member of choice.

Ad hoc state militias get to arrest anyone and disappear them.

SUSPENDED, Article 88: No class of violence or coercion may be exercised on persons to force or make them declare. In a penal, disciplinary or police issue, nobody can be made to declare against themself, against a spouse or living companion, or against family members inside fourth grade of bloodline or second of affinity. Only in front of a competent judge make statements be taken. Any decalration obtained by infringement of these dispositions is null and void.

Torture for fun and false confessions.

SUSPENDED, Article 99: The domicile cannot be violated. No entry or register can take place without the consent of the person who resides in the domicile or without a resolution from acompentent authority. However, the domicile may be searched in the case of emergency to impede the commission or the impunity of a crime or to avoid serious harm to person or property.

Summary house invasions by thugs, you are not safe in your home.

What of the Empire, civil war in Washington? Although it’s not encouraging one of Obama’s heroes is Ronnie Raygun.

5 Responses to “Honduras Coup Just Got Chile”

  1. harpymarx Says:

    http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/06/29/claim-leftist-leader-assassinated-in-honduras/

    The military are rounding up lefties, and this leftie was assassinated for ‘resisting arrest’…. Sounds so familiar.
    When I read the above I kept thinking ‘Chile’ circa 1970s.

  2. RickB Says:

    Thanks for the link, yep this looks to be a very well plotted and aggressive repression, and as the US were in talks before this over the referendum (which looks to be an excuse for a long planned coup and indeed has been misreported by the corporate media, shock horror!!!)
    http://rebelreports.com/post/133319827/why-president-zelayas-actions-in-honduras-were-legal
    there must be backing form the Empire even if not from the Whitehouse, eg. the CIA are a power to themselves, there is no democratic control of the imperial machine.
    Abolish the CIA!
    http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/1984/chalmers_johnson_on_the_cia_and_a_blowback_world

  3. jawbone Says:

    harpy marx — Narco News updates the Cesar Ham story to say he is neither dead nor arrested, but has gone into hiding.

  4. Clint Says:

    Thanks for the post. People have been very easily duped by Obama’s statement denouncing the coup and calling it illegal. As is typical with Obama, rhetoric does not match up with policy.

    If he is opposed to what happened, why not label it a “coup” and subsequently freeze aid to the new, illegitimate government? Why not make demands?

    I also wrote a bit about the U.S. connection to the coup here:

    http://www.whyweworry.com/blog/2009/07/10/the-honduran-coup/


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