Honduran ex-president says persecution won't stop

AP News
Posted: May 05, 2011 4:37 PM

Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya says he will continue to be persecuted in his country even though its Supreme Court dismissed charges of corruption and fraud against him.

In a letter published in the newspaper Tiempo, Zelaya writes that his constitutional rights "are not guaranteed and my return has been hampered by pressures and threats against my freedom."

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a special court's decision to not pursue the charges.

Prosecutors have 60 days to appeal.

In Thursday's letter, Zelaya said that until the appeals process has concluded, there is still a chance prosecutors will come after him.

Zelaya lives in the Dominican Republic and has said he won't return to Honduras because of assassination fears.