Judge orders Posada released on house arrest and the federal government immediately filed a motion to stay the order.
From the Miami Herald:
Cuban exile militant Luis Posada Carriles must be released on bond and allowed to live with his family under house arrest in Miami while awaiting trial for allegedly lying to immigration authorities about how he sneaked into the country 2005, a federal judge ordered Friday.
Posada was not immediately released because the federal government quickly filed a motion asking the judge to stay her order pending a review of the ”adequacy” of her conditions to free Posada — and to decide whether to appeal the decision. It was also possible Posada could be taken into custody by immigration officials as soon as he posts bond.
Nevertheless, the ruling by U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone in Texas amounted to the first major legal victory for the imprisoned exile militant since immigration agents detained him in Miami-Dade County in May 2005. Authorities charged him with being illegally in the country and flew him to a detention facility in El Paso, Texas. He was transferred last year to the custody of federal prison authorities when a grand jury indicted him for allegedly lying to authorities on whether he entered the country by boat or by land.
”The conventional wisdom was that we would not get bond,” said Arturo Hernandez but this judge, to her credit, has justly considered the facts and gave us a reasonable bond.
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En español at el Nuevo Herald aquí.