Honduras attorney general issues arrest warrants for president deposed in coup
Honduras' attorney general, Luis Alberto Rubi, told media on Tuesday that his office had issued arrest warrants for deposed President Manuel Zelaya and that Zelaya would be arrested if he attempts to enter Honduras, Xinhua reported.
"Once he enters the nation he will be arrested by the National Police, and what's more instructions have been sent to the International Police," he told local media.
"There is a great deal of misinformation. Honduras is a nation governed bylaws. We live based on rule of law and we live respecting the constitution of the republic and its laws," he said.
Zelaya was seized at the Presidential Palace in the early hours of Sunday morning by hooded and heavily armed troops who forced him to board a plane to Costa Rica. The nation's legislature appointed Roberto Micheletti as president following the reading of a letter, purportedly from Zelaya, which said he had resigned for health reasons. Zelaya has denied signing any such letter.