Tegucigalpa, November 28 (RHC)– Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has called for an international tribunal to investigate charges of political persecution. In a letter sent to the United Nations and the Organization of American States, the Honduran leader said that he and his cabinet would be the first to submit themselves to be judged for alleged crimes, emphasizing that the fascist regime of Roberto Micheletti is inventing nonexistent charges against him and his cabinet.

Manuel Zelaya, who is holed up at the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, said that an international court should judge the real perpetrators of violations of international law: the illegal regime of Roberto Micheletti.

The Honduran president said that such an ad hoc international tribunal would hear from the social movements and popular resistance to the fascist coup — groups that have demanded the restitution of Zelaya as president of the Central American country and called for the return to constitutional rule.