Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who returned to his country this week after three months in exile, is accusing his government of hiring Israeli mercenaries to torture him with high-frequency radiation in his safe haven in the Brazilian Embassy.
In a conversation with the Miami Herald, Zelaya said that he has begun to suffer from throat pains resulting from poisonous gases being leaked into the embassy in Tegucigalpa. He also said that he fears mercenaries will enter the building and murder him. "They are threatening to kill us," he said.
Witnesses said that soldiers were noticed installing some kind of satellite in front of the embassy on Friday that emitted loud noises.
Israeli sources in Miami whom the newspaper contacted said that they cannot confirm the presence of Israeli mercenaries in Honduras.
Zelaya, who was deposed in a military coup in June, also said, "I prefer to walk on my own two feet than to live on my knees under a dictatorship." He turned to the American administration with a request to take action in his favor. "I said to President Obama, to Secretary of State Clinton, to the US ambassador, and to anyone willing to listen: they know what to do, but have been very cautious until now."
The de facto Honduran government announced Wednesday that it will initiate talks with Zelaya if he recognizes the election results that were held in the country in November.
"I am ready to meet with anyone, anywhere, including former President Manuel Zelaya," said the interim President Roberto Micheletti. This statement represents a significant change in the president's position, as he previously declared he did not intend to be drawn into conflict with Brazil and that Zelaya "can stay in the embassy five to 10 years if he wants."