Friday, 2 October 2009

UN Human Rights Council Unanimously Condemns Human Rights Abuses in Honduras Coup

GENEVA  (AP) — The U.N. top rights body is condemning abuses following the June 28 coup in Honduras.
The 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed Thursday a proposal by Latin American countries, including Cuba, calling for an immediate end to all human rights violations.
The Geneva-based council, of which the United States is a member, also called for the restoration of the ousted government of President Manuel Zelaya.
Honduras' interim leaders suspended some civil liberties Sunday and empowered police and soldiers to break up unauthorized public meetings, arrest people without warrants and restrict the news media.
The decision came after Zelaya called on supporters to stage mass marches to protest the coup.