A 45-year-old teacher, who was a supporter of Honduras's ousted President Manuel Zelaya, was killed in mysterious circumstances, his fellow Zelaya supporters told media on Sunday.
Martin Florencia Rivera was stabbed to death near his home on Saturday, after returning from the funeral of a 38-year-old high school teacher who died two days after being shot in the head while protesting the coup that ousted Zelaya.
A 16-year-old man was arrested at a bus station near Rivera's home after the killing. But according to Juan Barahona, a leader of the Anti-Coup Resistance Front, the death of Rivera was a result of a repression bid of the authorities.
Barahona said Rivera's murder was strikingly similar to that of Pedro Magdiel, another Zelaya supporter, who was stabbed on July 25, close to the border with Nicaragua, where Zelaya had been camping out preparing for his return to the nation.
Police spokesman Orlin Cerrato said Rivera had been attacked as he was leaving his car outside his home between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. local time.
Police had not yet find out the young man's motivation for the killing, Cerrato said.
(Xinhua News Agency August 3, 2009)