Honduras: Opposition Broadcast Leader Faces criminal defamation charges

Posted on September 1, 2014 • Filed under: Conflicts, Honduras, Human Rights Latin America

rsf.org reported a Tegucigalpa-based high court announced this week that it is ready to hear a criminal defamation action by Sonia Inéz Gálvez, a lawyer married to the deputy prosecutor-general, against David Romero Ellner, the head of Radio Globo.

The lawsuit could result in a sentence of up to 15 years in jail for Romero and the closure of Radio y TV Globo, one of Honduras’ most popular opposition broadcasters since the June 2009 coup d’état. Read Article

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