Ousted Honduran ex-president to return June 28

AP News
Posted: May 20, 2011 12:09 AM
Ousted Honduran ex-president to return June 28

Followers of Honduras' ousted ex-president Manuel Zelaya say he will return to the country June 28. That's the second anniversary of the 2009 coup that expelled him.

Opposition leader Juan Barahona says Zelaya will return with former members of his government. Zelaya has been living in the Dominican Republic since early 2010.

Barahona told a local radio station Thursday that Venezuela's foreign minister will also accompany Zelaya.

Zelaya had refused to return until corruption charges against him were dropped _ something that happened last month.

Honduran soldiers hustled him out of the country after he ignored court orders to drop plans for a referendum some feared was aimed at allowing him to run for re-election.