Saturday, June 11, 2011

U.S. Congress To Hear From Roberto Micheletti, Under False Premises

Originally posted by Rights Action June 10, 2011

The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs is to hear from the “Honorable Roberto Micheletti Baín (Invited)”, who is, they say, the “Former President of Honduras”.
Micheletti was a key leader of the June 2009 military coup in Honduras, and was a ‘de facto’ leader of the military-backed regime that carried out widespread repression against the Honduran people.
It is false to say Micheletti is a “Former President” of Honduras. The so-called swearing in process by the pro-coup Honduran Congress, one day after the illegal military coup, was based on a forged resignation letter of President Zelaya.
The ‘dishonorable’ Micheletti should be tried in court in Honduras for his role in the coup, not received by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as “former President” of Honduras.

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20515-0128
Connie Mack (R-FL), Chairman
June 7, 2011
You are respectfully requested to attend an OPEN hearing of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, to be held in Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building (and available live, via the WEBCAST link on the Committee website at
DATE: Tuesday, June 14, 2011
TIME: 3:00 p.m.
SUBJECT: Holding Honduras Hostage: Revoked Visas and U.S. Policy
The Honorable [sic] Roberto Micheletti Baín (Invited), Former President [sic] of Honduras
Mrs. Sandra Martínez de Midence, President, Central Bank of Honduras
Mr. Leonardo Villeda Bermudez, Former Executive Secretary, National Convergence Forum (FONAC)

*NOTE: Further witnesses may be added.
By Direction of the Chairman
The Committee on Foreign Affairs seeks to make its facilities accessible to persons with disabilities. If you are in need of special accommodations, please call 202/225-5021 at least four business days in advance of the event, whenever practicable. Questions with regard to special accommodations in general (including availability of Committee materials in alternative formats and assistive listening devices) may be directed to the Committee.

Write to your own Member of Congress, and other government officials, demanding that Micheletti – a dishonorable military coup plotter and leader – NOT be invited to speak at this hearing.

Here is the list of Committee members, which may be helpful to people calling or writing:

Call the Capitol Switchboard – (202) 224-3121 to speak with these key congressional offices

House of Representatives Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs

Howard Berman, California, 28th District

Eliot Engle, Bronx, NY, 17th District

Albio Sires, New Jersey, 13th District

Eni Faleomavaega, American Samoa

Donald Payne, New Jersey, 10th District

Iliana Ros-Lehtenan, Florida,

Connie Mack, Florida, 14th District

Michael McCaul, Texas, 10th District

Christopher Smith, New Jersey, 4th District

Dan Burton, Indiana, 5th District

Elton Gallegly, California, 24th district

Ron Paul, Texas, 14th District

Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska, 1st District

Gus Bilirakis, Florida, 9th District

Senate Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs

Richard Lugar - Indiana

John Kerry - Massachusettes

Bob Menendez – New Jersey

Barbara Boxer - California

Jim Webb – Virginia

Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire

Tom Udall, New Mexico

Marco Rubio – Florida

Mike Lee – Utah

Jim DeMint – South Carlina

Johnny Isakson – Georgia

John Barrasso – Wyoming

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