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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Zelaya-Supporting Honduran Killed Near Border: Victim of Police?

A Honduran man was found dead Saturday on a road leading to the border with Nicaragua, one day after ousted President Manuel Zelaya stepped back into Honduras in a symbolic act of defiance.

Zelaya supporters, who gathered at the border Saturday in hopes that the president would once again return to try and reenter his homeland, blamed Honduran police for the death.

The man, identified by friends as 23 year-old Pedro Madriel Munoz Alvarado, had knife wounds and signs he had been beaten. The body was found on the ground next to a coffee field, an AFP journalist reported.

Radio Globo reported that witnesses on Friday saw police arresting the man after he participated in pro-Zelaya demonstrations in El Paraiso, some 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the border with Nicaragua.

Zelaya supporters were preventing police and authorities from reaching the body.

link: Honduran killed near tense border with Nicaragua - Yahoo! News


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