Ousted Honduran president visits his followers' camps
www.chinaview.cn 2009-07-29 05:52:15   Print
°§Zelaya urged his followers to organize "pacific resistance" against coup government.
°§He established a camp in Nicaraguan border with Honduras, waiting to enter Honduras.
°§Zelaya appointed Carlos Eduardo Reina to direct the structure of the resistance.

    MANAGUA, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya visited on Tuesday his followers' camps in Nicaragua, one month after the coup against him carried on June 28, to organize the "pacific resistance" against coup government.

Ousted Honduras President Manuel Zelaya talks to supporters at the temporary shelter in Ocotal City July 27, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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    Zelaya urged Monday his followers, who arrived to Nicaraguan city of Ocotal, to support him, to organize a "pacific resistance" against the coup.

    Zelaya's followers continued Tuesday arriving to Ocotal, 226 km far from north of Managua, to organize the people's resistance against the coup in Honduras.

    After one month since Zelaya was ousted and forced to exile in Costa Rica, he established a camp some weeks ago in Nicaraguan border with Honduras waiting to enter Honduran territory and recover his charge.

    Zelaya's followers are in camps in Ocotal, near the border with Honduras, as refugees because they are afraid of the Honduran soldiers.

    Zelaya appointed Carlos Eduardo Reina, son of former president Carlos Reina, to direct the structure of the resistance for the civilian forces against the coup-soldiers.

    The resistance group will be formed by 20 people among Zelaya's supporters. Zelaya said that during this time of resistance he will not leave Nicaragua, because he is organizing thousands people to fight against the coup.

    Zelaya also expects to meet soon with relatives at the Nicaraguan side, who have been given a special permit to cross the border.

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