From Cuba’s Prensa Latina, April 19:
International terrorist Luis Posada Carriles was released by US authorities on Thursday, despite evidence of his involvement in criminal acts.
According to one of the terrorist’s lawyers, Felipe Millan, Posada left the New Mexico jail where he had been held and headed for Miami after a 250,000-dollar bail was paid.
On Tuesday, the New Orleans Appelate Circuit Federal Court had ruled for the criminal to be paroled, as Washington refuses to try him for his bloody crimes against Cuba.
This court ruling overturned a request from the Department of Justice to maintain Posada behind bars, just under migratory charges and not for his terrorist activities against the Caribbean Island.
The possibility to prevent the release of the Bin Laden of the Americas, as he is also known, was in the hands of the US Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Posada Carriles was one of those responsible for the blowing up of a Cuban civil plane in 1976, killing all 73 people on board.
See our last post on the Posada Carriles case.