Friday, July 15, 2011

Pro-Zelaya Journalist Assasinated in Honduras

From: Seattle Times


Gunmen in Honduras have killed a rural radio station's director who was a supporter of ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

Police say 26-year-old Nery Jeremias Orellana was riding on a motorcycle when he was stopped and shot in the head by unidentified assailants. He died later in a hospital.

Orellana headed Radio Joconguera de Candelaria in the province of Lempira near Honduras' border with El Salvador. He was a member of the National Popular Resistance Front. The group formed after the coup that removed Zelaya from office two years ago.

Human rights advocates say at least 22 journalists have been killed in Honduras since 2007.

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