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Condemn Honduran Coup and Restore Honduran President Zelaya NOW!

Posted by raleighfist on July 3, 2009

To: President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

CC: Vice President Joe Biden, Congressional leaders, U.N. General Assembly President d’Escoto-Brockmann, U.N. Secretary General Ban, and major media representatives including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, and Reuters.
I demand that the Barack Obama administration and the U.S. Congress unequivocally condemn the unconstitutional and anti-democratic military coup in Honduras and insist that the military regime and the newly appointed but illegitimate president of Honduras restore President Zelaya to office, free all the imprisoned popular leaders and remove the curfew. I further demand that the U.S. Ambassador to Honduras be recalled immediately until such time as President Zelaya is restored to office.

Sincerely,

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Para: El Presidente Barack Obama, la Secretaria de Estado Hillary Clinton

CC: Ban Ki-moon, Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas; Comité de Relaciones Exteriores del Senado; líderes del Congreso; representantes de los medios


Exijo que la administración de Barack Obama y el Congreso de los EEUU condene inequívocamente el golpe militar inconstitucional y antidemocrático en Honduras e insista que el régimen militar y el recién designado pero ilegítimo Presidente de Honduras restituya al Presidente Zelaya a su puesto, libere a todos/as los/as líderes populares encarcelados/as y termine el toque de queda. Exijo además que EEUU remueva inmediatamente a su Embajador en Honduras hasta que se restituya al Presidente Zelaya a su puesto.

Sinceramente,


STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACTION CENTER

[In English]

Domingo, 28 de junio de 2009

El Centro de Acción Internacional, fundado por el ex Procurador General Ramsey Clark y basado en los Estados Unidos, condena en los términos más fuertes, el criminal golpe de estado a manos de las fuerzas armadas de Honduras contra el Presidente democráticamente electo Manuel Zelaya y su pueblo.

El hecho ocurre en la madrugada de hoy domingo 28 de junio, fecha en la que estaba programada una consulta para que el pueblo decidiera libremente si en las próximas elecciones de noviembre se sometería la pregunta para la convocatoria de una Asamblea Constituyente que diseñara una nueva constitución acorde a las nuevas necesidades del pueblo hondureño.

Esta consulta ha sido una amenaza para la oligarquía y sus socios corporativos quienes tras varios días de amenazas, utilizaron el ejército fuertemente armado para cobardemente invadir la Casa Presidencial en la madrugada y secuestrar al Presidente Zelaya, llevándolo por la fuerza a Costa Rica.

Repudiamos asimismo el secuestro de la Canciller Patricia Rodas y el maltrato a los embajadores de Cuba, Nicaragua y Venezuela cuando acudieron solidariamente para prestar su asistencia a la Canciller.

Unimos nuestras voces a las de la comunidad internacional demandando la inmediata liberación de Rodas y el regreso del Presidente Zelaya a su país para que continúe con sus funciones presidenciales.

Así también nos solidarizamos con el pueblo hondureño en sus justas demandas.

Firmado,

Teresa Gutiérrez y Sara Flounders,
Co-Coordinadoras del Centro de Acción Internacional,
Oficina Nacional

Berta Joubert-Ceci,
Directora, Capítulo de Filadelfia del Centro de Acción Internacional


(ENGLISH)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The U.S.-based International Action Center, founded by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, condemns in the strongest terms the Armed Forces of Honduras’ criminal coup d’état against the democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya and the Honduran people.

The incident occurred today, Sunday, June 28 at dawn, on the date when a referendum was scheduled so that the people could freely decide if the question of calling for a Constituent Assembly would be included during the upcoming November elections. This Assembly would draft a new constitution in accordance with the current needs and aspirations of the Honduran people.

Today’s referendum represented a threat to the oligarchy and its corporate partners, who after several days of threats used the heavily armed military to cowardly invade the Presidential Residence and kidnap President Zelaya, taking him to Costa Rica by force.

We also repudiate the kidnapping of Foreign Minister Patricia Rodas and the abuse against the ambassadors of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela when they went in an act of solidarity to assist Rodas.

We join the voices of the international community in demanding the immediate liberation of Rodas and the safe return of President Zelaya to his country so that he continues to carry out his presidential functions.

We in addition want to express our solidarity with the Honduran people’s just demands.

Signed,

Teresa Gutierrez and Sara Flounders,
Co-Coordinator of the International Action Center
National Office

Berta Joubert-Ceci,
Director, Philadelphia Chapter of the International Action Center

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