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OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SHOULD NOT SUPPORT ELECTIONS RUN BY A COUP
On October 29th, an agreement was reached between the de facto regime in Honduras and the elected president Manuel Zelaya, for the restoration of democracy. But the ink was barely dry on the accord when leaders of the coup regime indicated that they had no intention of honoring it.
The elections in Honduras are coming up on November 28th, and the majority of the campaign period has already passed, under conditions of dictatorship that made free election campaigning impossible. Elections under the coup regime will serve to further legitimize the coup government.
Thomas Shannon, the
US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, has
told CNN that the US plans to recognize the November elections
whether or not Zelaya is restored. By recognizing the November
elections, the Obama administration will legitimize the coup
government, setting a dangerous precedent for emerging democracies
all over the world.
Please Call the White House and the State Department:
White House: 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414
State Department (ask for Tom Shannon): 202-647-4000
I am very concerned about the current US position on Honduras. The US must join the international community and insist that the coup regime step down, that they implement the recently signed accords and return President Zelaya to office. Without President Zelaya in office, the US should NOT recognize the November 29 election. This is a grave issue for human rights and democracy all over the world. Thank you.
message to the White House and State Department as a fax:
Thank You For Taking Action!