allan-mcdonald-arrested-cartoonist-hondurasA Honduran cartoonist has been allowed to return to his home 24 hours after being arrested and detained by military authorities.

Allan McDonald, along with his 17-month-old daughter Abril, were taken from their home outside of the capital city of Tegucigalpa Sunday night by Honduran Armed Forces, who also burned all of his cartoons and drawing materials after ransacking his house.

According to the report, McDonald has used his cartoons, published in the Diario el Heraldo de Honduras, Times and, to support ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

Zelaya was exiled by the Honduran army in Central America's first military coup since the Cold Way, which was was triggered by a proposed June 28 poll which would have asked voters to make it legal for Zelaya to seek another term in office.

McDonald told Habla Honduras that international pressure from and the Catholic church of Spain were decisive in his liberation. He says he was told he had been arrested due to the curfew.

According to, McDonald was detained with 15 other people in adjoining rooms, including two female journalists from Spain and Chile, and confirmed rumors that there is a list of upwards of 300 people that the Honduran military is targeting, made up of former Zelaya government officials, intellectuals and labor leaders.