Honduran president expelled by army
Monday, June 29, 2009
"Today's events originate from a court order by a competent judge. The armed forces, in charge of supporting the constitution, acted to defend the state of law and have been forced to apply legal dispositions against those who have expressed themselves publicly and acted against the dispositions of the basic law," said the supreme court in Honduras.
Speaking from Costa Rica, Zelaya said, "Tomorrow, I will attend in the Summit of Central American presidents in Managua."
Leaders from around the world have reacted to the ouster, saying it is against the Inter-American Democratic Charter and the Vienna Convention.
"I call on all political and social actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of law and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter," President of the United States Barack Obama said, "Any existing tensions and disputes must be resolved peacefully through dialogue free from any outside interference."
- "World leaders condemn Zelaya's ouster" — , June 28, 2009
- Jeremy McDermott. "Honduras supreme court 'ordered army coup' Manuel Zelaya, the president of Honduras, was arrested by the army in a coup ordered by the country's supreme court." — , June 28, 2009
- Mica Rosenberg. "Army overthrows Honduras president" — , June 28, 2009