TEGUCIGALPA, Apr 19, 2010 (IPS) - The Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up to investigate the June 2009 coup that ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya will begin its work in May under the sceptical watch of a wide range of observers, from human rights organisations to right-wing political sectors.
The coordinator of the Commission will be former Guatemalan vice president Eduardo Stein (2004-2008), who will be accompanied by two other international experts, two national experts and a support team, with technical and administrative assistance provided by the Organisation of American States (OAS), according to a recent announcement by the Honduran government.
President Porfirio Lobo announced that the Commission will begin its work on May 4. He stressed the independence of the Commission, whose mandate is to provide an "objective and impartial" report on the events leading up to and following the Jun. 28, 2009 coup.
However, Stein has already revealed that not all of the facts uncovered will be made public, because "there will be sensitive information that will be classified, especially confidential testimony provided by certain individuals during the investigation process."
This information will be declassified and released to the public after a period of ten years, he noted.
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