National Lawyers Guild Observers Question Validity of Honduran Elections

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by the National Lawyers Guild | MR Zine | Click HERE to read article

The NLG takes issue with the United States government’s characterization of the electoral process as transparent, given the country’s recent and pervasive human rights violations: “U.S. government officials should refrain from assessing the validity of the election at this early stage and instead insist on protecting the rights of Honduran civil society,” NLG President Azadeh Shahshahani stated.  The U.S. has been widely criticized for its early and nearly unilateral endorsement of the 2009 post-coup election, which took place during a period of brutal repression reminiscent of the violence of the 1980s. See also: Alleged Voting Irregularities Mar Honduran Elections | The Real News