By ALICIA A. CALDWELL The Associated Press
Tuesday, August 30, 2005; 5:48 AMELPASO, Texas -- "A Cuban militant and accused terrorist is not eligible for asylum in the United States but shouldn't be sent back to Cuba, a lawyer for the government told a judge in the opening day of the man's deportation hearing. Luis Posada Carriles requested asylum after being arrested in May on charges that he sneaked into the country illegally through Mexico. He was arrested in Miami.
"Lead government attorney Gina Garrett-Jackson told the judge Monday that federal officials hadn't yet decided if they would oppose Posada's deportation to Venezuela, where he has been accused of orchestrating the deadly 1976 bombing of a Cuba jetliner.
She cited concerns about torture in opposing his potential deportation to Cuba".
(Emph. PoLT) Considering this government's track record on torture, my question is, "Are we afraid they will torture him? Or are we afraid they won't?"
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