Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Honduran military talks more

Yesterday I mentioned an interview with the army commander, and now the army's lawyer, Colonel Bayardo, is also talking. But he raises more questions than he answers. For example:

We said, ‘Sir, we have a judicial order to detain you.’

And

At about 11 p.m. Saturday, the detention order reached the army’s top command, Colonel Bayardo said. It was carried out early the next morning.

The interview keeps mentioning "detention." If that was the case, under whose authority was his presidency stripped? The arrest and the sentence were done simultaneously.

Like the army commander, Bayardo says Zelaya was taken out of the country to avoid more bloodshed. But was it legal to do so? Bayardo says it was a "last minute decision," which suggests the law was not necessarily paramount.

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