Nurse Union Leaders from Around the World Unite to Condemn Repression, Assault on Democracy in Honduras
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Global Nurses United | December 12, 2017
Nurse union leaders from 17 countries, organized with Global Nurses United, an international federation of nurses’ unions, today denounced the “violent repression” being carried out on the Honduran people by the armed forces and military police following the November 26th presidential election in that country.
The nurse leaders called attention to the multiple irregularities in the election and the fact that at least 14 people have been shot and killed by state security forces and over 50 more people have been hospitalized for bullet wounds.
“The current state of emergency and military-imposed curfew during an electoral process is not just harmful for the victims of repression; it also prevents patients from accessing necessary care and treatment,” the nurses said.