International journalist unions have denounced Honduran President Porfirio Lobo to the International Criminal Court after yet more journalists and opposition supporters were reported assassinated.
The journalists were joined by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in declaring that the government had "shown a total disregard for human rights and freedom of citizens" since Mr Lobo (pictured) came to power through elections held under the gun following last year's coup.
At least nine radio and newspaper reporters have been assassinated since the coup which ousted former President Manual Zelaya in June 2009, while union and peasant worker activists have reported at least 50 killings by police and landowners allied to Mr Lobo's government so far this year.
Ibero-American Journalists Organisation organiser Julio Martinez urged "heads of state to intervene and stop these killings and respect the rights of workers."
"Journalists have a sacred right to work, and such killings undermine our democratic institutions and traditions," Mr Martinez declared.