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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Cuban Five get new trial

From AP:
A federal appeals court threw out the convictions and sentences of five men accused of being Cuban spies, ruling Tuesday that their trial was not fair because of community prejudice and extensive publicity.
From what I've learned from sources I trust much more than Miami prosecutors, the Cuban Five were actually counter-terrorism agents, Cuban Jack Bauers, if you will, trying to thwart terror attacks against Cuba being plotted by the many right-wing anti-Castro extremists in Miami (and in the US government). Their 2001 trial was clearly a sham, and the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta has unanimously supported that conclusion. Prosecutors used the anti-Castro sentiment prevalent in Miami to frighten jurors, according to the Circuit Court.