Juventud Rebelde (in Spanish)
January 23, 2007 02:11:55 GMT
Judge Phillip Martinez has set next February 1 as a limit date for the Homeland Security Department to present proof that justify the arrest of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles.
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TEXAS. -- Despite proof that confirm his entrance to the United States in the yacht Santrina, terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, accused here only of migratory crimes, declared himself innocent of fraud and false declarations in his naturalization process, and declined, for the moment, to ask for release under bail, in his appearance before the judge.
Two weeks ago, the American authorities admitted that Posada had entered the country by sea and not by land like he declared when he requested naturalization. He was charged with seven counts of fraud and for lying under oath.
"There is no case for asking for his release under bail at this time, because Posada's penal case is augmented by the migratory charges, which would maintain him under the custody of the North American authorities," explained to news agency EFE, Felipe Millan, Posada's attorney in Texas.
In a previous court appearance before magistrate Norbert Garney, Santiago Alvarez and Osvaldo Mitat, were charged with disobeying a judicial order to testify about the entry into the U.S. of Luis Posada Carriles. The attorney for both men asked for time to familiarize himself with the case, and both the prosecuting attorney and the defense attorney decided not to ask for a bail hearing, it was reported by the news wire.