OAS Insulza: There was a military coup against President Zelaya.
About 10,000 supporters of the president ousted in a military coup June 28 again marched in his support Saturday, blocking traffic close to the presidential palace, which is occupied by a caretaker president selected by Congress to replace Zelaya, but also heavily fortified and guarded by soldiers....The U.S. Embassy in Honduras issued a statement expressing «deep concern over restrictions imposed on certain fundamental rights» by Micheletti's government, including a curfew in force since the coup, and «reports of intimidation and censorship against certain individuals and media outlets.
As OAS General Secretary left Honduras, the Tyranny stated it would be leaving OAS. However, such fictional de facto government has not international recognition. Thus, any decision it takes to represent the State is void. OAS is expected to decide upon the expulsion of Honduras later today.Food and energy shortages are already affecting the population. In addition, President Zelaya would decide wheteher to return to his country on Sunday.
Honduras has been grappling with an ongoing administrative crisis following the overthrow of the Zelaya government last week in a military face-off that plunged the nation into political turmoil. The international community has condemned the recent havoc in the Hoduran capital Tegucigalpa, demanding the swift return of the democratically elected leader. Micheletti, a former congressional leader, has repeatedly expressed his intention to remain in office despite the mounting tensions.
Nations around the world have promised to shun Micheletti. Neighboring countries have imposed trade blockades, the United States has halted joint military operations and European Union ambassadors have abandoned the Honduran capital. The World Bank already has suspended $200 million in financing, and the Inter-American Development Bank has put $450 million on hold.
Le Secrétaire général de l'OEA a ostensiblement refusé de rencontrer Roberto Micheletti, nouveau chef d'Etat par intérim qui du coup, furieux d'être ainsi snobbé, a organisé une démonstration de force devant la présidence en prenant la parole devant des milliers de partisans. Au même moment, les supporters de Manuel Zelaya manifestaient eux aussi, ailleurs dans la capitale. En annonçant vendredi soir que le Honduras quittait unilatéralement l'Organisation des Etats américains, les nouvelles autorités qui n'ont été reconnues par aucun pays, s'enfoncent dans une logique jusqu'au-boutiste. Elles n'ont fait que devancer une exclusion qui doit être décidée ce samedi lors d'une assemblée générale de l'OEA à Washington. Le dernier Etat à avoir été exclu de l'EA, c'était Cuba... en 1962.
Caracas, Venezuela, 3 July 2009. In a recent televised interview from Tegucigalpa, OAS General Secretary Jose Miguel Insulza, explained the result of his in loco visit to Honduras. Insulza confirmed there was a coup against President Manuel Zelaya. He also said none would take responsibility for the coup either. Insulza asked for a pilotical dialogue to resolve the crisis. However, the Honduran Supreme Court rejected calls for the reinstallment of ousted President Zelaya. Insulza also met with a representative of the Local Catholic Church and trade union leaders too. It is unclear whether the Army remains its unified support for the de facto government of Roberto Micheletti.
Finally, Insulza confirmed he would be travelling to Washington to inform the Thirty-Seventh Special Session of the OAS General Assembly of his findings. Honduras would be expelled from the OAS if its tyranny does not reinstate President Manuel Zelaya. Commercial and economic sanctions are most likely imposed too.
According to the BBC, "the interim government - led by Roberto Micheletti, previously the speaker of Congress - says it may bring elections forward from their scheduled date of 29 November."
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) visited Honduras today in order to assess the Human Rights situation in the country following the June 28, 2009 the coup d’état. Previously, it had rejected the executive decree 011-2009 adopted by the de facto authorities in Honduras. The decree allowed for the violation and restriction of fundamental rights such as personal liberty, ..."allowing incommunicado detention for more than 24 hours, freedom of association and the right of assembly, as well as freedom of movement to leave, enter and remain in the territory of Honduras.""In addition, the IACHR granted precautionary measures on June 28 and amplified them on June 29, 2009. In both instances, information was requested on the situation and safety of several persons."
The Honduran society remains divided over the return of Zelaya on Sunday. Demonstration continue to take place in the country. The tyranny continues to curb international or adverse coverage of its anti democratic plot. There have been serious allegations against the forced enrollment of children in the army.