Supreme Court Gives Opinion: Zelaya Will Face Trial for Treason if He Returns
Honduran top court: Ousted president to face trial
(AP) – 2 hours ago
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduras’ Supreme Court says ousted President Manuel Zelaya would face trial if he returns to the Central American country.
The Honduran top court is giving its opinion on a plan to solve Honduras’ political crisis after Zelaya was ousted in a coup.
Zelaya’s return to Honduras under a national unity government is a key provision in a plan by mediator and Costa Rican President Oscar Arias.
Soldiers arrested Zelaya and flew him into exile in Costa Rica on June 28 after he ignored a Supreme Court order to cancel a referendum asking Hondurans if they wanted a special assembly to rewrite the constitution.
The court said Saturday that Zelaya must keep in mind pending charges against him. It has charged him with treason and abuse of power.