Condemn impunity enjoyed by
terrorists in the U.S.
Livia Rodríguez Delis
THE committee of relatives of victims who died in
the 1976 sabotage of a Cuban airliner over Barbados
again demanded that the President of the United
States, Barack Obama, initiate the prosecution of
Luis Posada Carriles as a terrorist or respond to
Venezuela’s request that he be extradited to face
charges in that country.
We will initiate new legal proceedings
against the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, affirmed
Camilo Rojo, during a Havana press conference. Photo:
José M. Correa
In the name of the more than 5,000 victims of
violent attacks on Cuba planned from within U.S.
territory, the committee members sent a second
letter to the leader - delivered yesterday to the
U.S. Interests Section in Havana – in which they
demanded justice and denounced the double standard
inherent in U.S. policy when it comes to terrorism.
They asserted that the farcical trial held in El
Paso, Texas, which this week found Posada innocent,
makes even more obvious the injustice of holding
five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters in U.S. prisons
for defending their people.
"We will not cease in our efforts demanding that
the United States government honor international
treaties and United Nations resolutions on terrorism
which it has signed," the committee stated in the
Camilo Rojo, a member of the committee, condemned
the failure of the U.S. government to act when it
has the necessary evidence to prosecute Posada
Carriles as a terrorist.
Giustino di Celmo, father of Fabio, who was
killed in a 1997 bombing in Havana, said with
emotion that the confessed murderer not only mocks
the victims of terrorism but the world’s honest men
and women, as well.