Posada Carriles Update

The immigration hearing for the Bush Administration’™s favorite terrorist wrapped up this week, with the presiding judge ruling that Luis Posada Carriles would not be deported to Cuba (his home country) or Venezuela (where he’™s wanted on outstanding terrorism charges). For a refresher on Posada’™s terrorist dossier, click here.

Posada is being held in El [...]

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The immigration hearing for the Bush Administration’™s favorite terrorist wrapped up this week, with the presiding judge ruling that Luis Posada Carriles would not be deported to Cuba (his home country) or Venezuela (where he’™s wanted on outstanding terrorism charges). For a refresher on Posada’™s terrorist dossier, click here.

Posada is being held in El Paso, Tx. on charges that he illegally entered the U.S. His lawyer has claimed that if Posada were deported to Venezuela, which is seeking his extradition, he’™d be tortured. A witness was produced at the hearing by the defense who substantiated the claim. U.S. government attorneys did not present any witnesses to rebut the claim.

A decision will be made within 90 days on the disposition of Posada’™s case. He could still walk away free, or be deported to another country, depending on what arrangements could be made. Earlier this year, ex-CIA asset Posada had applied for asylum in the U.S., but withdrew the request prior to the hearing. His lawyers now state that he’™ll seek U.S. citizenship.

Never let anyone ever tell you that it doesn’™t pay to have low friends in high places. ASZ will continue to follow this story as it develops. No word yet on whether or not the Justice Department supports ‘œOsama’™s Law’, which would require known terrorists to register with authorities and notify the communities where they’™ll be residing.

Friday, September 30th, 2005 by Richard Blair |
Category: Latin America

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