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Appendix 11 – Position of the National Front of Popular Resistance ORIGINAL TEXT IN SPANISH POSITION MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010, 17:40, FNRP With regard to the actions already taken and those planned by the OAS Commission established to monitor the “Case of Honduras” at the request made by the Department of State of the United States at the General Assembly in Lima, Peru, at the start of last June, the National Front of Popular Resistance (FNRP) indicates its position in the following terms: 1. The FNRP has NOT recognized the de facto regime of Porfirio Lobo Sosa, in light of the serious incidents that have been taking place since June 28, 2009, and in line with his own stance of referring to the coup as a coup at a public appearance in Madrid during the recent Europe – Latin America Summit. 2. Taking that statement in its full context, the main task of the OAS Commission, before making any recommendation for a hasty legal recognition of the Honduran State, is to monitor the dismantling of the structure that arose from the coup and that hinders the people’s democratic struggle; to set the conditions needed for the return of Manuel Zelaya Rosales and of the people exiled following the coup d’état; and also to monitor the process leading to the installation of the National Constituent Assembly that is to draft a new Constitution for Honduras. 3. On June 28, 2009, the country’s constitutional and democratic order was ruptured by a conspiracy between civilians and the military that totally violated national legal precedent and the terms of international law, as stated in the resolutions of the OAS General Assembly and of the UN that demanded the immediate and unconditional restoration of the democratic regime. Those resolutions were not repealed by the states parties, but neither were they complied with by the de facto regime that assumed power in Honduras.

4. Human rights were systematically violated, starting with the violent expulsion from the country of the Constitutional President of the Republic, José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, who still to date does not enjoy the minimum conditions of personal, legal, and political safety needed for him to return to Honduras from his forced exile in the Dominican Republic. Similarly, almost 200 men and women are in the same situation on account of the persistence of the threats, persecution, and intimidation they face, preventing their unconditional and safe return. 5. The regime of Porfirio Lobo Sosa – which arose from an illegal and illegitimate process, from a militarized general election, without freedom of expression for the opposition, without the qualified international observers of the OAS, the UN, or the EU, and solely with the oversight of individuals and regional associations implicated in the local conspiracy, with a

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Appendix 11 – Position of the National Front of Popular Resistance clear political and ideological motivation for legitimizing the coup d’état – has mocked the good faith of the world’s nations and multilateral agencies. 6. It was a serious political crime to have imposed an election in the conditions described, and it is even more serious to maintain the structures of the coup in the Supreme Court of Justice, the prosecution service, and the national legislature itself. 7. Mr. Porfirio Lobo Sosa, in his capacity as de facto president, has acknowledged that a coup d’état took place in Honduras on June 28, 2009, and he consequently admits that the election of November 29, 2009, is invalid and that his presidency is a de facto one, and so what must therefore follow is a National Constitutional Assembly to peacefully re-establish the country’s institutionality. 8. The failure to act coherently further worsened the political, economic, and social situation – and that deterioration is still the case today – in that the members of the military who shared responsibility for the institutional breakdown were not removed from the government; instead, the regime that followed on from the coup expanded their powers by placing the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the General Directorate of Civil Aviation, the Directorate of the Merchant Marine, the General Directorate of Immigration and Nationality, the Agricultural Marketing Institute, and the Honduran Telecommunications Company, thus guaranteeing impunity for crimes against humanity and grave violations of human rights. 9. The systematic nature of the human rights violations from June 2009 to date has been extensively documented by the Committee of Relatives of the Arrested and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH), other organizations belonging to the Platform of Human Rights Organizations, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), specialized working groups from the UN, and international organizations representing Europe and the Americas. Selective physical eliminations, arbitrary arrests, surveillance and observation, intimidation, and threats against members of the FNRP are still commonplace practices. 10. In this context, the de facto structure leading the country seeks to impose national unity and reconciliation with individuals from all the political parties that participated in the electoral process and thus supported the coup d’état and, for example, Porfirio Lobo Sosa’s spokesperson at the OAS Commission is Mr. Arturo Corrales Álvarez, who was one of the main promoters of the coup d’état and who, at the same time, served as the emissary and representative of the spurious Micheletti regime. 11. The official Truth Commission set up to clarify the events that took place before, during, and after June 28, 2009, is NOT recognized by the FNRP, because neither does it recognize the San José – Tegucigalpa Agreement from which that Commission purports to emerge. The only such body the Front recognizes is the Truth Commission set up by the Platform of Human Rights Organizations to give a voice to the victims of the coup d’état.

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Appendix 11 – Position of the National Front of Popular Resistance 12. The pro-coup Supreme Court of Justice, not satisfied with striking down democracy in our country, arbitrarily and illegally dismissed judges and justices for merely expressing their opinion on the irregularities, manipulations, and misdeeds of the justices who issued the warrant for the arrest of the Constitutional President at 1:00 a.m. on June 28. Consequently, we offer the following declarations: (a) We demand that the OAS Commission admit this position document and that before issuing any judgments on the situation in Honduras and making recommendations to the General Assembly, it listen to all the players of importance to its investigation, including the National Front of Popular Resistance, to ensure that it has all the evidence on the criminal coup d’état and that the killings do not go unpunished. (b) We oppose, on ethical and political grounds, the recognition of the de facto regime of Porfirio Lobo Sosa and its reincorporation into the General Assembly, as demanded by the U.S. State Department, itself a promoter of the coup d’état, because all the condemnable facts set out in this position document remain in place and, in addition, because that regime is allowing the installation of two new U.S. military bases in our territory in order to launch its geopolitical imperialist strategy against countries in the region. (c) We demand that the Organization of American States, in accordance with the spirit of its Democratic Charter and the reasoning that led it to suspend the membership of Honduras on July 4, 2009, require, as a precondition, full compliance with the resolution ordering the restoration of democracy in the country and avoid adopting any resolution regarding Honduras under pressure from the same forces that planned, executed, and oversaw the coup d’état. (d) We reject all media-based, religious, diplomatic, or military manipulations that conceal the state of defenselessness in which we, the people of Honduras, live, and we condemn those countries whose governments or official cooperation agencies bring pressure to bear toward the legal recognition of the repressive, anti-democratic regime without addressing the conditions whereby it is defined as such. (e) We most respectfully request that the recommendations to be issued by this OAS Commission include the dismantling of the military-police-paramilitary apparatus that is currently murdering, disappearing, torturing, intimidating, and coercing the citizens of this country, and, at the same time, to set as a binding condition the return of Manuel Zelaya Rosales and all the other exiles, with guarantees for their physical and moral security, in processes that for at least one year will be monitored by the international community. (f) At the same time, we ask that the Commission recommend that the General Assembly call for respect toward all the organizations and movements that make up the National Popular

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Appendix 11 – Position of the National Front of Popular Resistance Resistance Front, a halt to the politically based persecution of its leaders and members, and an end to the legal persecution of the persons who served in Cabinet during the government of José Manuel Zelaya Rosales. (g) We categorically oppose the reincorporation of this government, which is a continuation of the de facto regime, into any international or multilateral organization, particularly continental and regional groupings, until the resolutions referred to in earlier paragraphs of this document have been implemented. (h) We ask the OAS, without fear and with full clarity, to denounce all the pressure it is receiving, and to identify the source thereof, to legitimize the regime that followed on from the coup d’état, recalling that the Organization at no time doubted the nature of the violent act that curtailed the hopes of the Honduran people to freely participate in the construction of their history.

Tegucigalpa, MDC, July 19, 2010