~Posada Carriles’ torture victims demand his extradition to Venezuela~
by Miguel Lozano
June 19, 2007
Reprinted from Granma Internacional
.·*CARACAS, June 19 (PL).—Two years after the presentation of an extradition application, the wounds provoked by terrorist Luis Posada Carriles are still open in Venezuela, while the authorities and social sectors are demanding that the criminal should be handed over.
-Posada, a Venezuelan citizen of Cuban origin, escaped from a national jail in 1985 in order to evade trial for his responsibility in the attack on a Cuban passenger plane in 1976 that cost the lives of 73 people of various nationalities.
-On June 15, 2005 the Venezuelan authorities asked the United States for the terrorist’s extradition, protected under a bilateral agreement, but far from being detained for that purpose, Posada was arrested on charges contravening immigration law and subsequently released.
-But for people like Jesús Marrero, tortured on the orders of Posada – “Captain Basilio” during his time with the Venezuelan political police (DISIP) – the release of the criminal is a bitter pill that demonstrates the existence of impunity[..]
.~NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO FREE THE CUBAN FIVE~
Comité Nacional por la Libertad de los Cinco Cubanos
*·*¨`Misión contra el Terror¨´*·*3-5
de Bernie Dwyer y Roberto Ruiz Rebo