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Ousted president's ally murdered

A fervent supporter of former president Manuel Zelaya has been shot dead, authorities in Honduras said.

Firefighters said Mahadeo Roopchand Sadloo was shot five times inside the tyre shop he owned.

Roopchand Sadloo was a naturalised Honduran citizen from India and he often led protests by the National Popular Resistance Front.

The group of Zelaya supporters formed after the president was deposed in a June 2009 coup.

Front leader Juan Barahona says that more than 200 members of the movement have been killed since the coup and that none of the cases have been solved.

A truth commission found that at least 20 Zelaya supporters were killed by security forces.


From Belfast Telegraph