April 19, 2007, 12:10PM
Cuban militant released from federal custody
The Associated Press
EL PASO, Texas — Anti-Castro Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles has been released from federal custody and is en route to his wife's house in Miami, his lawyer said Thursday.
Posada was released from a New Mexico jail after posting bond, said his lawyer, Felipe D.J. Millan.
Millan said immigration authorities were not detaining him, though there is an outstanding order of deportation. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman in El Paso didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.
Militant's Release Angers Cuba
By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press Writer
3:04 PM PDT, April 19, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Cubans were outraged Thursday at the release of anti-communist militant Luis Posada Carriles from U.S. custody pending a May immigration trial.
"This is one of the most barbarous things the United States has done," said Rolando Hernandez, a Havana worker in his 40s. "It has betrayed its people and has betrayed the people of other countries."
"The infamy has been consummated," official station Radio Reloj said, announcing that government television would hold a special program on the release later Thursday.
"Cuba energetically condemns this decision and holds the United States government responsible," said Dagoberto Rodriguez Barrera, chief of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington.
JG: Excuse me while I throw up!