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Faith-based and Nongovernmental Groups Condemn Coup in Honduras; Express Concern for Human Rights Situation

July 1st, 2009

Faith-based, human rights, and activist groups in the United States joined in condemning the coup carried out June 28th against José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, the elected President of Honduras.

President Zelaya was forcibly removed from his home by the military and put on a plane to Costa Rica. The coup took place on the very day that a controversial non-binding referendum about the Honduran constitution had been scheduled.

Read full text of the June 30 letter (Download PDF)

Learn more: Read “Behind the Honduran Coup”

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