Monday, July 6, 2009

Killing Bullet Is Not Of Military Caliber

This is just a rough translation, as I am hurrying to make it available in English:

The Minister of Defense Adolfo Lionel Sevilla said this afternoon that the bullet that killed a young man at the demonstration Sunday in the Toncontín airport did not come from a military weapon.

According to the experts, the bullet that took the life of a young 19 year old, was not from a military caliber. The report reveals that the direction the young man died does not coincide with the trajectory of the direction of the bullet from the armed forces.

Ramón Custodio: army used rubber bullets

The National Commissioner of Human Rights, Ramón Custodio, said this Monday that the military did not cause the death of the young man that passed away yesterday during the disturbances that happened at the airport in Tegucigalpa.

"Whoever shot wanted this person to die", said the Commissioner of Human Rights Ramón Custodio and adding that the military elements used rubber bullets to drive away protesters who caused destruction in the international airport.

The supporters of removed President Manuel Zelaya tried to enter the Southern air strip, knowing of the arrival of the ex governor, who was traveling in a Venezuelan plane.

Custodio said that an investigation is due before blaming the Honduran military for the death of a young man, identified as Isis Oved Murillo, 19.

In this incident, where there also was the use of tear gas, 11 people were injured.

The spokesman of the Secretary of Security Héctor Iván Mejía assured this Monday that one person lost their lives from yesterday's disturbances, and not two as cited by some international agencies.

From the public relations from the Hospital Escuela, Helga Flores said nine of the injured were discharged from the hospital this Monday.

She explained that all that were checked in had slight blows "from wood, rocks, and hits from the crowd." She confirmed that noone had gun shot wounds.

Flores also denied a second death. "We investigated, called to the Morgue Escuela, the intensive care, and ruled out the second death from yesterday."


  1. Pfft, trajectory analysis. Call over Clyde Snow and his Argentinian team. I don't think the minister of Defense would admit that a soldier actually shot a person.
    I saw much vid footage of soldiers shooting the ground. The victim could have been victim of a ricochet too. Hey Hunter were you able to interview any people at this march?
    I suggest you talk to local journalists, specificaly photojournalists who like to get close to get good Shots. They should be able to set you up with a gas mask for manifestaciones which should be massive in the upcoming days.
    Good luck and start getting some real interviews first hand, some podcasts would be nice.

  2. Perhaps a headshot from the looks of the video. Sniper?
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  3. Wow! Hey Rusty’s been here too!

    As Hugo Chavez Friaz once said, “I can still smell the sulfur”.

    We certainly are fortunate to have someone so well trained by the Sandinista/FMLN/Ernesto Guevara revolutionary colleges to educate us dumb blokes….

    Hey Rusty, and no kidding, I do enjoy reading all of your comments. I do not agree, but I do enjoy them! Hey, free speech and all that, right? So realistically, no one is going to be changing their religion here, but the dialog is good, wouldn’t you agree?

    Serious, serious as I can be, I also appreciate the fact that you are never insulting or name calling as so many in your church are…

    Keep ‘em rolling,
    Su amigo en Honduras

  4. Hunter, i don't know if you hear it but tomorrow across all of Honduras we are going to do marches for peace, supporting our President Roberto Micheletti, we are in outrage of how much Mr. Zelaya violated our sovereignity by using a Venezuelan plane for his trip to Honduras, i am more than outrage as why did not our military shot down that aircraft. We cannot allow all those nicaraguans and salvadorans to dictate our destiny

  5. Hunter,

    Great reporting. I don't know if the young man was killed by the army or by the protesters.

    Two things to keep in mind. I provide links at the end.

    (1) The marxists will try and fabricate martyrs. This is SOP and is well documented. Just recently in Germany there was a big scandal b/c it was finally found that the West German policeman who shot a student protester in 1967 was in reality a Communist spy paid €60,000/yr by the Stasi. The killing was used by the Left to radicalize a big segment of a whole generation of Germans. For 40 years, the killing was held as evidence of "fascist" practices by the US ally.

    (2) There is video of loudmouth Chavez self-congratulating himself on his contacts with the protest leaders at the airport the same morning of the killing. The "protests" are anything but spontaneous risings. It is all staged.



  6. Oh No El Visitador is here! haha, bienvenidos. I thought you were too busy Crashing Tim's blog.
    Hey Whats this about Jorge Alberto Rivera of the Honduras Supreme court becoming flexible all of a sudden trying to negotiate an amnsesty for Zelaya? Is the heat on or what?
    Charles, ya I remember when we met, drinking cocktails at the new cruise ship dock off of Roatan singing Kumbay-ya, or was it in '89 handing out dollars in Mejicanos. Church? pfft.
    The gas mask was no joke. If you have ever been to a manifestacion, you will see every photo-J with one snapped to their belt.

  7. They're still debating Kennedy assassination 45 years later. "The report reveals that the direction the young man died does not coincide with the trajectory of the direction of the bullet" sounds just like they are talking about Lee Harvey Olwald all over again.

  8. @Mike: Didn't The Comedian do it?
    @El Visitador: Even if they manage to "prove" whether it was the army or not, no matter how many "facts" arise, and what type of "thorough investigation" takes place, people will always have their own theories and enough evidence and faith in them to stir the masses up again.
    @Smith: It's a shame you decided to visit our country under these circumstances, but I'm very surprised at you taking that initiative (and the risk). I believe I'll be following you from now on... don't let me down.