Arrest Warrants for Honduran Ex-President Dropped

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) – A supreme court judge dismissed three arrest warrants for former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on Friday, allowing him to return without detention to the country where he was deposed in a June 2009 coup.

Justice Oscar Chinchilla’s ruling didn’t dismiss corruption charges that were levied against Zelaya, who was whisked to Costa Rica in his pajamas by the military after he ignored court orders to drop a referendum on changing the constitution.

Zelaya attorney Anahim Orrellana said that although his client could return and remain free, he is not happy with the ruling because it let stand charges that Zelaya calls political.

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