Venezuela to press US for legal action against anti-Castro militant Michael Sung at 11:34 AM ET
[JURIST] A lawyer representing the Venezuelan government said Friday that Venezuela plans to press the United States on its refusal to prosecute or extradite Cuban anti-Castro militant and Venezuelan national Luis Posada Carriles [Wikipedia profile; JURIST news archive] on charges that Carriles orchestrated the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner [Wikipedia backgrounder]. Venezuela plans to raise the issue before the United Nations, the Organization of American States [official website], as well as challenge the US in international courts. Jose Pertierra said that Venezuela plans to argue before a UN Security Council counter-terrorism committee that the United States is violating Resolution 1373 [text] by failing to ensure that individuals "who [participated] in the financing, planning, preparation or perpetration of terrorist acts or in supporting terrorist acts [are] brought to justice."
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