A radio station aligned with ousted president Manuel Zelaya, has been raided and shut down by Honduran soldiers (photo, from aljazeera.net).
On Monday, the director of Radio Globo de Tegucigalpa, David Romero, said : “Soldiers assaulted the radio this morning, took over the station and took it off the air.”
He added that all the staff had managed to “escape” and that no arrests had been made.
Since he sneaked back into the country, Zelaya is staying inside the Brazilian embassy, where Radio Globo has a reporter.
A day before closing the station, the interim government announced a media clampdown and a ban on unauthorised gatherings.
The restrictions were announced on the eve of what Zelaya has called a peaceful “final offensive” in order to mark the three-month anniversary of the coup which ousted him.
After the country’s interim government threatened to close the Brazilian embassy for harboring Zelaya, supporters of the ousted leader plan to gather in Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital.