Yesterday, Wednesday, March 17 at 5:30 pm, Francisco Castillo, member of the National Resistance against the coup, was assassinated. Before the coup, Francisco Castillo used to work for a company owned by Miguel Facusse, but his involvement in the coup made him quit his job .
Mr. Castillo housed Father Andres Tamayo in his home, provided him a vehicle to mobilize while the priest remained in the city of Tegucigalpa. On September 22 he was arrested during a violent eviction that took place in the vicinity of the Embassy of Brazil, by the army and police around , and was unlawfully detained in the premises of the Chochi Sosa sports complex. He was released thanks to the efforts of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CODEH).
Mr. Castillo and his wife were subjected to a systematic persecution of people driving motorcycles and cars. These acts took place with total impunity and as a result, on December 2, 2009, CODEH requested preventative measures before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.