Honduras Refuses OAS Order to Reinstate Prez Zelaya

'Now the OAS has to decide what it will do' says supreme court leader
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 3, 2009 5:27 PM CDT
Soldiers watch as supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya participate in a protest march to demand his return to power in Tegucigalpa today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Honduras' Supreme Court today rejected an ultimatum to restore ousted President Manuel Zelaya to power. Court spokesman Danilo Izaguirre says the head of the Organization of American States asked the president of the court to reinstate Zelaya, but he said no. Izaguirre said today: "Now the OAS has to decide what it will do."

The OAS has said it will suspend Honduras tomorrow unless Zelaya is reinstated. Zelaya was seized by the military Sunday and flown into exile.