Monday, April 11, 2011

Cuba denounces acquittal of former CIA agent Luis Posada as a farce

The Guardian, United Kingdom

US accused of protecting a known terrorist after jury clears anti-communist agent of all 11 charges against him

Rory Carroll, Latin America correspondent
guardian.co.uk, Sunday 10 April 2011 21.22 BST

Cuba denounces acquittal of former CIA agent Luis Posada as a farce

US accused of protecting a known terrorist after jury clears anti-communist agent of all 11 charges against him

Cuba has denounced as a "farce" the acquittal in the United States of Luis Posada Carriles, a former CIA agent who is accused of terrorist attacks against the island.

The foreign ministry said Friday's verdict, which found the 83-year-old not guilty on all 11 counts of perjury, obstruction of justice and immigration fraud, showed the US continued to protect a known terrorist.

"This is an additional demonstration of the support and shelter the American authorities have historically given him," it said in a statement over the weekend.

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