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Officers Charged For Role In Coup

January 2010 | Ratings Update

The Attorney General's office in Honduras has issued charges against three military chiefs for their involvement in the ousting of President Manuel Zelaya in June 2009. One of the officers charged was Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, head of the country's armed forces, who was removed from office by Zelaya prior to the coup after failing to help with an illegal referendum, and who previously claimed he was not acting independently in his role in the president's ousting. The charges have now been passed to the country's supreme court, which will decide whether the three officers are guilty of 'abuse of power'.

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