TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Interim President Roberto Micheletti has revoked an emergency decree that prohibited large street protests and limited other civil liberties following the return of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.
Micheletti says the decree "has been completely revoked." He spoke Monday at a news conference U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Florida Republican.
He gave no further details. Micheletti's allies had complained the decree would disrupt the November presidential election they hope will end the country's crisis.
Honduras' interim leaders issued the decree Sept. 27 in response to "calls for insurrection" by Zelaya as the ousted president sought refuge in the Brazilian Embassy after sneaking back into the country.