Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

French papers pay tribute to Christophe de Margerie

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Anti-IS group fighters: When foreigners join the fight against jihadists

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Pistorius and the lone walk to prison

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Armed clowns terrify the north of France

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Central African Republic: Stability still a struggle ahead of 2015 elections

Read more

DEBATE

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime? (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime?

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Provocative sculpture "unplugged"

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

'Flying coffins' in Ivory Coast and a rich Maltese couple rescuing migrants

Read more

Americas

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

COMMENT(S)