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Short Update: Lockdown enforced by military police in Honduras

FairTrialsAdmin - May 11, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Rule of Law, Extended police powers

Honduras has deployed military police to enforce lockdown restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Citizens were stopped, beaten and shot at by military police in the city of El Paraíso for defying lockdown restrictions to sell bread. One of them was severely wounded and later died in hospital.  

The national police spokesperson has tried to justify use of force saying that coronavirus will continue to spread if police do not use force in some cases.  

Other measures used by police include setting up roadblocks and security rings. People detained for violating lockdown regulations are reported to be shocked with electric prods and their faces covered with towels soaked in tear gas. 

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