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International prosecutors decide against full Honduras probe

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The International Criminal Court's prosecutor says she has decided against opening a full investigation into allegations of crimes following a 2009 coup in Honduras.


   Prosecutors opened a preliminary probe in 2010 that concluded three years later that human rights violations did happen in the aftermath of the coup but did not amount to crimes against humanity that fall within the court's jurisdiction.


   Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Wednesday that she subsequently looked at fresh allegations of crimes committed early in 2010 in the Bajo Aguan region of Honduras but again concluded "that there is no reasonable basis for my Office to proceed with an investigation."


   Formally closing the preliminary examination, Bensouda stressed that her decision should not "minimize the crimes committed in Honduras or their impact on the victims."

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