Luis Posada Carriles must be tried for his crimes While in the name of the fight against terrorism, hundreds of thousands of people have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, and others - arbitrarily detained - are tortured in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, the United States government protects the most notorious terrorist in this hemisphere, attempting to deceive public opinion through interminable pseudolegal manuevers and refusing to try him for his real crimes.

Luis Posada Carriles was accused and brought to trial in Venezuela for the 1976 attack against a commercial aircraft in which 73 persons died. After escaping from Venezuelan prisons in 1982 - leaving his trial unconcluded - he served the CIA as part of what was known as the "Irancontra" operation and also in the implementation of the genocidal Plan Condor. In 1997 he prepared a series of terrorist acts against hotels in Havana - in one of which the young Italian tourist, Fabio Di Celmo, lost his life -, and in the year 2000, the projected attempt against President Fidel Castro?s life at the University of Panama.

In March, 2005, Posada Carriles entered the United States illegally. Only after reiterated public denunciations that revealed the presence of this criminal in U.S. terriitory, the goverment of George W. Bush proceeded to detain and charge him for immigration crimes and false witness, without the slightest reference to terrorism.

Through their handling of Posada Carriles, the U.S. authorities, pressured by groups of Cuban extremists in South Florida, have made evident the double morality of their war against terrorism in the name of which they torture, kidnap and bomb. At the same time, as has been denounced by numerous international forums and United Nations?institutions, five Cuban antiterrorist activists remain unjustly imprisoned in the United States, subjected together with their families to cruel and discriminatory treatment.

All honest people of the world who raise their voices against war and terrorism, have before them irrefutable proof of the lack of ethics upon which the current administration in Washington bases its actions. We, the undersigned, demand that the government of the United States, in compliance with international obligations, charge Luis Posada Carriles for all of his crimes or attend the request for his extradition to Venezuela, which until now has received absolutely no response.

Signatures:

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentina; Noam Chomsky, EEUU; Oscar Niemeyer, Brasil; Alfonso Sastre, España; Eduardo Galeano, Uruguay; Danny Glover; EEUU; Istvan Meszaros, Hungría; Alice Walker, EEUU; Gianni Miná, Italia; ; Cindy Sheehan, EEUU; Boaventura de Sousa, Portugal; Frei Betto, Brasil; Mario Benedetti, Uruguay; Hebe de Bonafini, Argentina; Ariel Dorfman, Chile-EEUU; Tristán Bauer, Argentina; Howard Zinn, EEUU; Armand Mattelart, Bélgica; Gioconda Belli, Nicaragua; Russell Banks, EEUU; Nora Cortiñas, Argentina; Joao Pedro Stedile, Brasil; Medea Benjamín, EEUU; Roy Brown, Puerto Rico; Belén Gopegui, España; Hildebrando Pérez Grande, Perú; Luis Britto, Venezuela; Jane Franklin, EEUU; Daniel Viglietti, Uruguay; Emir Sader, Brasil; Manu Chao, Francia-España; Tariq Ali, Pakistán; Miguel Bonasso, Argentina; Lucius Walker, EEUU; Piero Gleijeises, Italia-EEUU; Gianni Vattimo, Italia; Jorge Enrique Adoum, Ecuador; Juan Gelman, Argentina; Jaime Galarza, Ecuador; Michel Collon, Bélgica; James Petras, EEUU; Francois Houtart, Bélgica; Stella Calloni, Argentina; Eric Toussaint, Bélgica; Atilio Borón, Argentina; Naomi Klein, Canadá; Pascual Serrano, España; Manuel Cabieses, Chile; Keith Ellis, Canadá; Michael Parenti, EEUU; Arturo Corcuera, Perú; Beverly Keene, EEUU-Argentina; Carlos Fazio, México; Ramón Chao, España/Francia; James Early, EEUU; Jorge Sanjinés, Bolivia; Franz Hinkelammert, Alemania-Costa Rica; Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez, España-México; Volodia Teitelboim, Chile; Noé Jitrik, Argentina; Wim Dierckxens, Holanda-Costa Rica; Victor Victor, República Dominicana; Fernando Buen Abad, México; Saul Landau, EEUU; Salim Lamrani, Francia; Juan Madrid, España; Rene Burri, Suiza; Luisa Valenzuela, Argentina; Carlos Fernández, España; José Steinsleger, Argentina-México; Blanca Chancosa, Ecuador; Roberto Montoya, Argentina; Fernando Morais, Brasil; Federico Álvarez, México; Montserrat Ponsa, España; Héctor Díaz-Polanco, México; Setsuko Ono, EEUU; Antonio Maira , España; Marilia Guimaraes, Brasil; Pepe Viñoles, Suecia; Ana Delicado Palacios, España; Tununa Mercado, Argentina; Winston Orrillo, Perú; John Gerassi, EEUU; Santiago Alba Rico, España; Gilberto López y Rivas, México; Rafa el Cancel Miranda, Puerto Rico; James Cockcroft, EEUU; Eva Forest, España; Juan Mari Brás, Puerto Rico; Michèle Mattelart, Francia; Donatella Meszaros, Italia; Víctor Flores Olea, México; Maribel Permuy, España; Hernando Calvo Ospina, Colombia; Rosina Valcárcel, Perú; Pablo Guayasamín, Ecuador; Isaura Navarro, España; Alicia Hermida, España; Pilar Roca, Perú; Carlos Gabetta, Argentina; Etna Velarde, Perú; Ernest o Carmona, Chile; Néstor Kohan, Argentina; Vicente Romano, España; Vicente Battista, Argentina; Carlos Dominguez, Perú; Nazanín Amirian, Irán; Higinio Polo, España; Beinusz Szmukler, Argentina; Pablo Romo, México; Aton Fon Filho, Brasil; Manuel Talens, España; Alcira Argumedo, Argentina; David Acera, España; Arnoldo Mora, Costa Rica; Juan Cristóbal, Perú; Julio César Monge, El Salvador; Harald Neuber; Alemania; Carlo Frabetti, España; Alfredo Vera, Ecuador; Fernando Rendón, Colombia; Leslee Lee, Perú; Ángel Guerra, Cuba; Alessandra Riccio, Italia; Atilio Bonilla, Perú; Gennaro Carotenuto, Italia; Javier Couso, España; Reynaldo Naranjo, Perú; Carlos Varea, España; Gustavo Espinoza, Perú; John Pateman, Reino Unido; Héctor Arenas, Colombia; Federico García, Perú; Eva Björklund; Suecia; Jordan Flaherty, EEUU; Bruno Portuguez, Perú; Raúl Zurita, Chile; María Augusta Calle, Ecuador; Gloria La Riva, EEUU; Francisco Cañizales, Venezuela; Marta Harnecker, Chile; Peter Bohmer, EEUU; Ann Sparanese, EEUU; Francisco Villa, Chile; Ana Ramos, España; Yhonny García, Venezuela; Patricia Ariza, Colombia; Raúl Vallejo, Ecuador; Rodrigo Santillán, Ecuador; Irene Amador, España; Diego Delgado, Ecuador; Georges E. Maouvois, Martin Ica; Isidora Aguirre, Chile; Antoine Chao, Francia; Berta Riaza, España; Xiomara García, Venezuela; Sara Rosenberg, Argentina; Fernando Butazzoni, Uruguay; Daniel le Bleitrach, Francia; Juan Meriguet, Ecuador; Jacek Wozniak, Polonia; Jaime Chao, Fr ancia; Miguel Urbano, Portugal; Alan Woods, Reino Unido; Angeles Maestro, España; Raly Barrionuevo, Argentina; Miguel Riera, España.

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