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Posted January 25, 2006 by publisher in Cuba Human Rights

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US Considering Moving Anti-Castro Activist to Third Country

By VOA News

U.S. immigration officials say they are considering moving Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles to another country.

The U.S. office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said this week it is moving forward to carry out Mr. Posada’s removal from the United States.  But it ruled out sending him to Cuba or Venezuela, because he might be tortured there.

Posada’s lawyer told a federal court Tuesday his client, a naturalized Venezuelan citizen, should be released while awaiting a decision on whether he will be deported.

That decision is expected by April.

Venezuela and Cuba want the anti-Castro activist extradited to Venezuela, to stand trial for the bombing of a Cuban airliner in 1976.  Cubans staged a huge anti-U.S. rally in Havana Tuesday, to coincide with Posada’s court date.

The 77-year-old was arrested in the United States in May, 2005.

  1. Follow up post #1 added on January 25, 2006 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    By the way, shame on VOA for calling a convicted terrorist an “activist”.

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  2. Follow up post #2 added on January 25, 2006 by YoungCuban with 409 total posts

    I smell a con!

  3. Follow up post #3 added on January 26, 2006 by Cubana with 282 total posts

    Publisher: Luis Posada has NOT been convicted of terrorism. That is why VOA cannot call him such.

  4. Follow up post #4 added on January 26, 2006 by ElaineMiami

    Osama bin Laden hasn’t been “convicted” as a terrorist, either.  Does that mean we should refer to him as an “activist”?

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