Friday, 4 December 2009

Amnesty International on the elections

In two separate statements around last week's elections Amnesty International (AI) denounced an atmosphere of intimidation in the run-up to election day and on voting day itself.

Javier Zuñiga, the head of the Amnesty International delegation in Honduras said basic voting guarantees were not being respected. 'Rights like the right to communicate and receive information, which are fundamental for an electoral process so that people have a perspective on what is happening, are constantly suffering limitations”.

On election day, referring to reports of police violence and intimidation, he added: "Justice seems to have been absent also on election day in Honduras".