Global Week in Review: Former Black Panther Turned Hijacker Returns to U.S.  

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Former Black Panther Turned Hijacker Returns to U.S.  

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Cuba airline hijacker William Potts surrendered to police officials this week at Miami airport after flying in from Havana where he lived for the past 30 years working as a farmer.  The former self-described “black liberation fighter” was immediately arrested and faces up to 20 years in jail for air piracy. 

Potts, originally from New Jersey, commandeered a passenger plane in 1984 with 56 people onboard.  A member of the Black Panther movement, Potts expected the Cuban government to give him guerrilla training; instead he was imprisoned for 15 years.  (Photo: Joe Skipper/REUTERS)

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