Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya says he won't return to Honduras for fear of being killed. Zelaya says he is in danger because there are people who want to liquidate me and are still alive, and they have great power.
Zelaya says some of those who want to kill him are powerful businessmen but gave no other details.
Zelaya made his comment to Honduran radio station Radio Globo on Saturday. On Friday, a Supreme Court judge dismissed three arrest warrants, so he can return to the Central American country without being detained.
Zelaya was ousted in a June 2009 coup and lives in the Dominican Republic.
Judge Oscar Chincilla said Mr Zelaya still faced corruption charges over his plan while president to hold a vote on changing the constitution.
President Porfirio Lobo has said he would like to see a legal solution that would allow Mr Zelaya's return. There have been clashes in recent days in the capital, Tegucigalpa, between security forces and supporters of Mr Zelaya, who are demanding his return.
He was ousted in a military coup and put on a plane to Costa Rica before he could hold a non-binding referendum on changing the constitution. Critics say the changes would have removed the one-term limit on the presidency, allowing his re-election. He denied he was seeking re-election.
The referendum was ruled illegal by the Supreme Court and Congress, and was opposed by the army. His ousting sparked an international uproar and left Honduras politically isolated for several months.
However, a period of relative stability began with the election of Mr Lobo as president in the November 2009 elections. More and more governments, including the US, have recognised the Honduran government's legitimacy and re-established the ties cut during the height of the crisis. President Lobo and ousted Zelaya belong to the same Liberal political party.