Appeal Rejected in Zelaya Case

Honduras’ Supreme Court has rejected a prosecution appeal against a court ruling that dismissed the last two remaining charges against former President Manuel Zelaya.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the special court’s decision, which removed a key obstacle to both Zelaya’s return to Honduras, and Honduras’ readmission to the Organization of American States.

Zelaya says the fraud and falsifying documents charges lodged against him after he was ousted in a 2009 coup are politically motivated.

Several South American countries have opposed readmitting Honduras to the OAS until Zelaya is allowed to return to the country.

Zelaya lives in the Dominican republic and says he won’t return because of assassination fears.

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