Honduran law chiefs reject OAS mediation in hunger strike

Honduran government prosecutors who have been on hunger strike for a month in the basement of Congress rejected a proposal by legislators to let the Organization of American States (OAS) mediate in the dispute.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The prosecutors say they will not accept mediation until their boss, Leonidas Rosa Baustista, and his deputy resign, but so far both men have refused to step down.

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Honduran prosecutors vow to continue hunger strike despite "advance" in talks

May 2008

Public prosecutors in Honduras who have been on hunger strike for more than a month vowed to continue their protest despite a proposal for justice reform by President Manuel Zelaya that won their "qualified" support.

The hunger strikers said in a statement that Zelaya's proposal marked a "major advance" in negotiations but they want a provision for the removal of attorney-generals to have immediate effect rather than being left to future administrations.

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