Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: Honduras, February 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c56725c.html [accessed 26 May 2017]
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The Supreme Court struck down the desacato provision in the penal code. In its May 19 ruling, the court found that Article 345 was unconstitutional because it provided special protection to public officials and restricted freedom of expression. The article set penalties of two to four years in prison for insulting a public official, and three to six years for insulting senior officials, legislators, or Supreme Court justices.