martes, 26 de octubre de 2010

Murdered promient artist Nestor Zúniga, FNRP and COPINH member and brother of indigenous leader, Salvador Zúniga, run over by man in motorcycle member of Unión Cívica Democrática (UCD, pro coup organization)

Red Morazánica de Información
Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (Civic Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations, Copinh), informed this Sunday, that artist, Nestor Ovidio Zúniga, died in Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa after being ran over by a motorcycle driven at high speed by David Franco, who left him abandoned in the middle of the road.  
The artistic and social activist, Ovidio Zúniga, brother of the indigenous leader, Salvador Zúniga, was a member of Copinh and of the National Front of Popular Resistance (FNRP) of the Department of Intibucá, east of Honduras. 
Copinh denounced that David Franco, without complying with the legal time for investigation was freed by the Public Prosecutor, Aguilar Murillo, daughter of retired captain, who today is the head of the reservists and of the Unión Cívica Democrática (UCD) of La Esperanza, Intibucá. 
This is an act in which we "see a clear intention of affecting the Zúniga family and our organization, Copinh", they accuse. 
“Our comrade, Néstor, was an active militant of the Resistance Against the Coup d'état, being a victim of brutal repression on June 30, 2009. In spite of that episode, Néstor continued to be active and participating in the struggle and actions of Copinh and FNRP until the day he died", highlighted Copinh. 
He was also an active member in the "liberation struggles as Central American internationalist in the worst moments of the dirty war in the 80's, where in the ranks of the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional released several campaigns of revolutionary and logistical propaganda with the Fuerzas Armadas de la Resistencia Nacional de El Salvador (Armed Forces of National Resistance of El Salvador)", revealed Copinh. 
Consejo Cívico valued that Néstor was a prominent artist of La Esperanza, author of a painting which guided the first pilgrimage carried out by Copinh to Tegucigalpa in 1994. In this work of art could be read "He (Lempira) lives, comes with us since the end of oblivion". 
Néstor Ovidio Zúniga participated in the artistic creation of the mural painting dedicated to Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero in the Church Perquín Morazán, in El Salvador. His main artistic work was wood carving, "leaving a beautiful creative legacy in the Normal de Occidente where the Battle of Trinidad is recreated", evidenced Copinh. 
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