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Updated 07/22/2008

Remembering 25 Years Ago—April 1983

April 13
Filiberto Flores Zuñiga, a Honduran merchant, is detained in Tegucigalpa by five armed men, allegedly agents of the Public Security Forces, dressed in civilian clothes and driving a vehicle without license plates. He is not seen again.

Source

“Honduras: The Facts Speak for Themselves.” The Preliminary Report of the National Commissioner for the Protection of Human Rights in Honduras. Human Rights Watch; July 1994

April 13
Victor Manuel Torres López, a Honduran hospital school employee, disappears while on his way home. No further information is known.

Source

“Honduras: The Facts Speak for Themselves.” The Preliminary Report of the National Commissioner for the Protection of Human Rights in Honduras. Human Rights Watch; July 1994

April 24, 1983
Luis Alonso Romero Ortiz, a Guatemalan man, disappears after being detained in Tegucigalpa. According to a
Honduran military report, in August 1983 he is transferred to secret detention, along with other "disappeared" individuals, at the U.S.-funded Regional Military Training Center. (See June 1983 edition.) The report expresses concern that human rights groups are asking too many questions and recommends that the prisoners be moved.

Source

“Honduras: The Facts Speak for Themselves.” The Preliminary Report of the National Commissioner for the Protection of Human Rights in Honduras. Human Rights Watch; July 1994