Sunday, 25 September 2011

Resistance symbol killed in Honduras

Source:, 08 September 2011.

The FNRP holds the Honduran State responsible for the act

This day [September 7] during the afternoon the tragic death of a member of the National Front of People’s Resistance was announced. A naturalized Honduran Mahadeo Roopchand Sadloo Sadloo, better known as Emo, who after returning from a FNRP rally was attacked on the visitors area of his own retailing business.
As expressed by witnesses, Emo was in his tire repair shop near the Hospital Escuela, when a man approached him and without saying a word shot his humanity, with at least 6 shots, immediately afterwards he fled. Still alive, Emo was taken to the emergency room of Hospital Escuela, where he died soon after.

At the emergency room former First Lady Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, who declared that they have killed a symbol of resistance, "do not come to me and say this is a common crime, this is a political crime" said Castro de Zelaya.

"We will demand an investigation into what happened," Castro said while adding that the murder of Emo is a threat against former president, since the now deceased was very close to Zelaya and participated openly in the mass mobilizations and concentrations of FNRP. During the morning, he participated in a rally in front of the Court of Appeals, in solidarity with a member of the FNRP, Enrique Flores Lanza, demanding an end to political persecution against members of the National Front of People's Resistance.