11 Puerto Rican Prisoners of War arrested

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    1980 On April 4, Carlos Alberto Torres, Luis Rosa, Freddie Méndez, Adolfo Matos, Elizam Escobar, Ricardo Jiménez, Ida Luz Rodríguez, Dylcia Pagan, Carmen Valentín, Alicia Rodríguez, and Haydee Beltrán Torres are arrested in the Chicago suburb, Evanston. Soon after, they are accused of membership in the clandestine Armed Forces of Puerto Rican National Liberation (FALN) and eventually charged with seditious conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government. Shortly thereafter, Méndez turns State’s witness.