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  •  Yes. But they violated BEFORE suspending (5+ / 0-)
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    SLKRR, karenc, betson08, minachica, Jaffa Kree

    The suspension was in fact constitutional, though still an outrage against justice. But BEFORE the suspension, they'd violated:

    Article 84, which states that the person being arrested must be clearly informed of his rights and the reason for his arrest; the arrested person has the right to communicate with another person of his choosing at the time of his arrest.

    Article 182, which provides for the right of habeas corpus.

    Article 90, which guarantees due process.

    Article 85, which states that person may only be arrested at a place determined in the law.

    Article 88, which holds that any declaration made by the detainee is invalid if not before the presence of a competent judge.

    Article 82, which declares the right of defense "inviolable."

    Article 102, which states that "no Honduran can be expatriated or handed over by the authorities to a foreign state."

    Article 81, which provides for freedom of movement within the country.

    Article 74, which prohibits the restriction of mass media.

    Opinions are like assholes. I spend way too much time looking at them on the internet.

    by homunq on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 08:04:46 AM PDT

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