Tegucigalpa (AFP). A well-known activist with the Resistance Front against the Coup of June 28 in Honduras, Claudia Brizuela, was shot at and assassinated today, Wednesday [February 24] in San Pedro Sula, north of country, this group denounced.
“Today at 2:00 pm, unidentified people came to the Céleo Gonzáles neighborhood, north of the city, knocked on Claudia Larissa Brizuela’s (36 years old) door and shot her several times, killing her immediately,” said a communique of the National Resistance Popular Front, as it goes by its new name.
Brizuela was Pedro Brizuela’s daughter, ex-union member and one of the oldest militants with the Honduran Communist Party. Nowadays, he works with the Unified Democratic Party (UD) and is a columnist with La Prensa newspaper.
“Pedro has manifested that the action was a message to him and members of the Front, and that it was a cowardly crime that shows the systematic aggression of terrorist groups and escalation of criminality taking place with the consent of the government,” said the communique.
He declared that this was part of a “systematic and selective aggression against members of the National Front of Resistance,” and those who opposed the coup against Manuel Zelaya, but continue their fight for a Constituent National Assembly, the foundation of the republic but more importantly, a new constitution.
SOURCE: Nación, http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/2010/febrero/24/mundo2281047.html