Venezuela confronts France on terrorist
CARACAS, Venezuela - The government here has asked France to explain
how French police captured the Venezuelan-born terrorist "Carlos the Jackal"
in 1994, and it may request that the case be reopened if irregularities are
found. Ernesto Kleber of the Venezuelan foreign ministry tells The Associated
Press that Venezuela requested the information several months ago but
received no response. Venezuelan officials contend that Carlos, whose real
name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, may have been illegally arrested and
mistreated by the French. Ramirez, 49, was detained in Sudan and hauled to
Paris in a sack. He got a life sentence for the murder of two French secret
agents and an informer.