Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Posada to Stay


A militant Cuban emigre accused of plotting the 1976 bombing of a Cuban jetliner that killed 73 people cannot be deported to Venezuela, an immigration judge has ruled.

Luis Posada Carriles, who has denied that he planned the bombing, claims he would be tortured if sent to Venezuela, where he is a naturalized citizen and once served as a CIA operative.

In a written ruling Monday, Judge William L. Abbott cited conventions against extradition to a country if a person were likely to face torture there.


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