On January 6, 2010, Honduran prosecutors filed charges against three military chiefs in connection with the ouster of former president Manuel Zelaya in June 2009. The attorney general's office filed abuse of power charges in the Honduran Supreme Court against armed forces commander Romeo Vasquez Velasquez, air force commander Venancio Cervantes, and naval commander Luis Javier Prince. According to the charges, the three violated the Honduran Constitution when they seized Zelaya and put him on a plane to Costa Rica because the constitution prohibits the forcible removal of a citizen.
Learn more about the coup removing Manuel Zelaya from office from the JURIST news archive.
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