Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

The World

November 14, 1986

The Nicaraguan government indicated that it may pardon captured American mercenary Eugene Hasenfus for his role in supplying U.S.-backed contras with weapons. The Sandinista People's Tribunal trying the American is expected to hand down a verdict and sentence today or Monday, according to attorneys in the case. "The question of whether to pardon will be a later decision" by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said. "This is a country in which pardons have been given." Defense attorney Enrique Sotelo Borgen said his client should be sentenced to no more than two years if found guilty.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|