Honduran Coup Leaders Stand Defiant
Posted on Jul 1, 2009
The Honduran coup leaders are showing their bravado. Said hombres have defied an international deadline to return democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya to power within 72 hours, doubling down on their swagger with a quip that “only a foreign invasion could reinstate him.”
Coup leaders have threatened to arrest Zelaya if he returns to Honduras, which the ousted president now says he will do this weekend.
Coup leaders in Honduras today defied an international deadline for President Manuel Zelaya to return to power within 72 hours and said only a foreign invasion could reinstate him.
Roberto Micheletti, the interim leader of a government that forced Zelaya into exile last Sunday, said his predecessor would be arrested if he returned to the central American country.
Arrest warrants have been issued accusing the ousted leader of 18 crimes, including treason and abuse of authority, and Interpol will be asked to detain him. Zelaya said he planned to return to Honduras, accompanied by Latin American officials, this weekend.
Ousted President Manuel Zelaya says he plans to return to Honduras this weekend in the company of other Latin American leaders.