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posted by n1 on Saturday May 20 2017, @06:37AM   Printer-friendly
from the free-beer dept.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Oscar López Rivera has been freed and has returned to Chicago:

Lopez was considered a top leader of the Armed Forces of National Liberation, or FALN, an ultranationalist Puerto Rican group that claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings at government buildings, department stores, banks and restaurants in New York, Chicago, Washington and Puerto Rico during the 1970s and early '80s.

[...] former President Barack Obama commuted his sentence in January. Since then he has been on house arrest in Puerto Rico.

The National Review reports that he is to lead the Puerto Rican Day parade in June in New York City, and that

He’ll be granted the title of “National Freedom Hero,” a designation never before bestowed on anyone.

additional coverage:

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  • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Saturday May 20 2017, @10:14AM

    by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Saturday May 20 2017, @10:14AM (#512571) Homepage Journal

    Well, shit: if blowing things up and having people die makes you a hero, Hillary should get a Heroes prize as well!

    And the Bush-es should get a great big Hero sandwich!!

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