Charges Dropped for Zelaya

Honduran Judge Humberto Palacios has dropped abuse of power charges against ousted President Manuel Zelaya. But the order doesn’t affect other charges pending against the ex-leader.

Judge Humberto Palacios says he dismissed two charges because of an amnesty approved by congress in January for Zelaya and all those involved in his removal from power.

Palacios said Friday the charges involved the renting of a building for the state-run electricity company when Zelaya was president.

Zelaya still faces charges of fraud, usurping other institutions’ powers and falsifying documents.

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