Judge rejects government bid to delay bond order for Posada

I’m not sure if the motion filed by the Justice Department to reverse or hold a hearing about the property used as collateral for the bond will further delay his release.

From AP:

EL PASO, Texas — A federal judge has denied a government request to delay an order granting bail to anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles.

U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone in El Paso issued the opinion late Monday. On Friday, Cardone ruled that Posada, 79, should be freed pending his scheduled May trial on charges that he lied to immigration authorities in a bid to become a naturalized citizen.

Lawyers for the government immediately filed the stay, and on Monday filed another motion asking Cardone to either reverse her decision or hold a hearing about the origin of property Posada could use to post his $250,000 bond. Cardone has not yet ruled on that motion

If we locked up every immigrant who lied about how they entered this country we’d have to rope off an entire city to house them. He should be freed. Period. I know that’s not a politically correct or popular opinion what with Cuba and Venezuela and the media frenzy surrounding this case, and I also believe Posada set himself up for this confrontation. That doesn’t justify the zealous prosecution, and illegal imprisonment he’s been subjected to.

The U.S. government may have signed “agreements” with the castro regime, but I’d like to know what spokesman gave away Cuban’s right to defend their country. That I know of, no other exile group has been so coerced.

The whole article is here.

1 thought on “Judge rejects government bid to delay bond order for Posada”

  1. The US is too worried about what Cuba thinks about this. Are they choosing to be agents of castro also?

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