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De facto government signs decree restricting civil liberties

Video by Olivia SALAZAR-WINSPEAR

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-09-28

Honduras's de facto government has signed a decree that would restrict civil rights related to the freedom of press, speech and demonstration, in the midst of protests in favour of ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

REUTERS - The de facto Honduran government has issued a decree allowing it to suspend freedom of speech, ban protests and suspend media groups because of “disturbances of the peace” since a June coup that toppled President Manuel Zelaya, government officials said on Sunday.

De facto Honduran interior minister Oscar Matute said media that incite violence should be regulated under the decree, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.

A senior government official said the decree, dated Sept. 26, has been printed in the official gazette.

Date created : 2009-09-28

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