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A "substantial advance" for press freedom.
The Supreme Court of Justice of Honduras recommend to the National Congress to leave without effect a reform of the Criminal Code which decriminalizes defamation.
David Romero, victim of Covid-19, was serving a sentence for defamation and slander. In June, the new Penal Code came into force, which decriminalized crimes against honor.
It favors another bill to decriminalize offenses against honor.
The director of ABC Color, Natalia Zucolillo, and a journalist of that newspaper, Juan Carlos Lezcano, could be sentenced to two years in prison for reporting on irregularities in public management.
The judge ordered the newspaper to withdraw 11 allegedly defamatory reports or face daily fines.