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National liberation movements -- Puerto Rico

View Resource Clemency for Puerto Rican Nationalists

Despite a non-binding Congressional resolution condemning the action, President Clinton gave final approval yesterday to the Bureau of Prisons for the release of eleven members of a militant Puerto Rican nationalist group who agreed to renounce violence in return for clemency. Two others, already out of prison, will have their fines reduced if they respond positively to the deal by this evening....