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Annex 15 –Press Release Attorney General

ORIGINAL TEXT IN SPANISH COMMUNIQUÉ

THE PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE, to the Honduran people, the diplomatic community accredited with the Government of Honduras, and the nation’s political leaders and nongovernmental organizations, with respect to the enforcement of Legislative Decree No. 2-2010, enacted by the National Congress on January 27, 2010, which contains a general amnesty for the political crimes and associated common crimes specified therein,

STATES THAT:

1. In strict compliance with Article 3 of the provision in question, it has proceeded to shelve the case files of the investigations relating to the offenses identified in the aforesaid Decree. 2. It also recognizes the power of the organs of the judiciary to dismiss the cases placed before them that are covered by the pardon set out in the Amnesty Decree.

Edificio Lomas Plaza II, Lomas del Guijarro, Avenida República Dominicana, Tegucigalpa, Honduras CA.

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3. Regarding the crimes not covered by the Decree, it ratifies its respect for the principles of presumption of innocence, due process, the right to be heard freely, the exceptional nature of preventive custody, and any other formality or procedural guarantee due under the constitutional rule of law to those suspected of the crimes in question. 4. The Public Prosecution Service stresses its observance of its binding obligation of pursuing criminal action in good faith and on an ex officio basis and, in addition, of ensuring respect for the rights and guarantees due to those under investigation, in accordance with the duties imposed on it by the Constitution and by law. Tegucigalpa, M.D.C., June 29, 2010

LUIS ALBERTO RUBÍ ÁVILA, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC

Edificio Lomas Plaza II, Lomas del Guijarro, Avenida República Dominicana, Tegucigalpa, Honduras CA.