In an exclusive phone conversation with the TV chain Telesur, Venezuelan lawyer for the extradition of Posada Carriles, Jose Pertierra confirmed that the international terrorist Luis Posada Carriles had been release and he was on his way to his wife’s home in Miami, Florida.

On Thursday, US justice decided to release Posada Carriles, the mastermind of the 1976 bombing of a Cubana airliner off the coasts of Barbados, which claim 73 innocent lives. He also planned other terrorist attacks against Cuba.

The international terrorist was freed Friday after signing the documents relevant to his release on bail at a court in El Paso and after paying a 355-thousand-dollar fine.

Posada Carriles, 79, is wanted in Venezuela for the bombing of the Cubana airliner in 1976. He is also charged with participation in bomb attempts against Cuban hotels in 1997, and several life attempts against Cuban President Fidel Castro.

Last Wednesday, the New Orleans Court of Appeals 18 District favored the release on bail of Posada after Federal judge Kathleen Cardone granted Posada his release on bail April 6, on a 350 thousand dollar bond for migration fraud and false testimony. However, the decision was repealed by the New Orleans Court of Appeal 5th District on April 12.

Despite the extradition request by Venezuela, which has been supported by different sectors of the international community and the United States, US authorities decided to release the international terrorist on bail, Telesur said.

US democrat senator Dennis Kucinich sent a letter to US Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez urging judicial authorities to proceed with the extradition request against Luis Posada Carriles.

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