Evidence arrayed in trial of Puerto Rican terrorists
Chicago — Prosecutors produced weapons, documents, disguises, and bombmaking materials in the second day of the sedition trial of 10 members of the FALN, a Puerto Rican terrorist organization, accused of setting up a bomb factory. The defendants, already convicted on a broad range of state charges, have refused to participate in their trial, having demanded hearings before international tribunals. All 10 are already serving state prison terms on charges including weapons violations, conspiracy, and armed robbery. They were arrested last April 4 in the Chicago suburb of Evanston. The FALN is blamed for more than 100 bombings in the US and Puerto Rico.