Military Chiefs Charged for Ties to Zelaya Ouster
Posted on Jan 7, 2010
While Manuel Zelaya, Honduras’ ousted president, remains at the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, prosecutors have charged three military chiefs with abuse of power in connection with the country’s coup d’état last year.
Honduran prosecutors have charged three military chiefs with abuse of power in connection with the ousting and exile of President Manuel Zelaya last June.
The Supreme Court will now decide whether to start a case against them.
Mr Zelaya was removed from office amid a row with the courts, Congress and the military over his plans to look at rewriting the constitution.
He was flown out of the country but returned in secret last September and remains holed up in Brazil’s embassy.
AP / Kent Gilbert
Manuel Zelaya in Costa Rica in 2009.