Civil Organizations to Ask USA End Terrorist Plans vs. Cuba

Washington, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Civil rights organizations are calling for the U.S. government today to immediately act and stop the planning of violent actions forged and financed from Miami against Cuba. The request, for which a news conference was convened, takes place after the Caribbean island’s media published the news of the detention there on April 26 of four Cuban citizens settled in the mentioned southern Florida city, who intended to execute terrorist actions against military facilities of that country.

Detainees Jose Ortega Amador, Obdulio Rodriguez Gonzalez, Raibel Pacheco Santos and Felix Monzon Alvarez began now to study and model their plans since mid 2013 in their reiterated travels to Cuba.

During the meeting with reporters in Miami, speakers will also repeat their demand to the administration of President Barack Obama to free Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino and Antonio Guerrero, the three Cubans who remain in U.S. prisons for fighting terrorism.

A release from the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five recalled that Hernandez, Labañino and Guerrero still remain in prison, and all of them were “condemned at a rigged trial held in Miami, for monitoring and preventing terrorist attacks against Cuba.”

The Committee and the ANSWER coalition presented three requests, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Department of State on Tuesday, requesting information about those citizens and organizations in Miami associated with the case of the four individuals detained in Cuba.

Among those mentioned in the FOIA requests are terrorists Santiago Alvarez, Osvaldo Mitat, Manuel Alzugaray, and Luis Posada Carriles, the solidarity group noted.

Some experts described as paradoxical that the U.S. government has included Cuba in a list of countries designated as sponsors of terrorism, while renowned criminals and citizens such as those detained in the island, whose actions could endanger the life of innocent people, live within their territory.

Unlike the George W. Bush administration, the Obama government has no explicit links with Miami’s terrorists, so he could act to end their actions, experts of the issue state, who also say that while such activities persist, Cuba has the right to defend itself.

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