Monday, 19 October 2009

Trade union leader killed in Honduras.

Jairo Sanchez, trade union leader, President of SINTRAINFOP (National Union of Workers of the Institute of Professional Training), died on 17 October from a wound shot to his head he sustained when the Honduran police fired on him at one of the demonstrations organised by the resistance on September 22. He had struggled for his life in hospital for 25 days.

The Latin American Herald Tribune reports
"The popular resistance against the coup accuses the police of Sanchez’s death because the security forces discharged their weapons and fired tear gas to break up the march, which was staged when the country was under a state of emergency during which constitutional guarantees had been suspended."
Further details of the police attack on him can be found here