CONDEMNS LIMITATIONS TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN
Washington, D.C, June 29, 2009 – The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights strongly condemns the limitations to the freedom of expression in Honduras, after the coup d’ Etat and the interruption of the constitutional order in that country. The Office of the Special Rapporteur calls for the absolute respect of the right to freedom of expression, which is in the base of the Inter-American system.
The Office of the Special Rapporteur received information that since June 28, 2009, in
The Office of the Special Rapporteur demands the absolute respect of the right to freedom of expression, and also demands that journalists and media outlets should have all the guarantees to freely and secure perform their work. In this regard, article 13 from the American Convention on Human Rights says that: "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought and expression. This right includes freedom to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing, in print, in the form of art, or through any other medium of one's choice". The exercise of the right shall not be subject to prior censorship or may not be restricted by indirect methods or means.
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