Honduras’ top court to hear case against military

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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras’ Supreme Court has agreed to hear an abuse of power case against top military commanders for sending President Manuel Zelaya out of the country in his June 28 ouster.

The court says it has asked all six members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to attend a hearing Thursday.

A court statement released Monday says Supreme Court President Jorge Rivera will hear the case before deciding how to proceed.

Last week, chief prosecutor Luis Alberto Rubi asked the court to issue arrest warrants charging the top military commanders with abuse of power for sending Zelaya out of the country — but not for removing him from office. The charge carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison.