Thursday, September 29

Judge rules Posada-Carriles won't be shipped to Cuba

Another Hat Tip to BabaluBlog.com for this one. Since I just got back from South Africa, I am trying to catch up on all the news. According to Reuters:

EL PASO, Texas, Sept 27 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has ruled that anti-Castro Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles may not be deported to Cuba or Venezuela in a case that has raised questions about the Bush administration's "war on terrorism".

Immigration Judge William Abbott found that Posada, a former CIA operative wanted by Venezuela for trial in a 1976 Cuban airliner bombing that killed 73 people, faced the threat of torture in those countries and therefore could not be returned under the United Nations Convention Against Torture, a government spokeswoman said on Tuesday.