Cuba’s foreign minister said that the communist country will not return fugitives to U.S. authorities, including left-wing terrorists and cop-killers.
Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, said Monday that the communist island nation is refusing to return fugitives to U.S. authorities.
BREAKING: Foreign minister says Cuba will not send fugitives back to US: "these people will not be returned."
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 19, 2017
Currently, Cuba harbors various American criminals, ranging from terrorists to arms dealers to cop-killers. Here are three of the worst:
Assata Shakur: Probably the most famous fugitive in Cuba given her previous status as Tupac Shakur’s godmother, Joanne Chesimard (birth name) was convicted of murdering a police officer during a routine traffic stop in New Jersey in 1973. In 1979, Chesimard escaped from prison and surfaced in Cuba five years later. Cuba has refused to return her to the United States ever since.
William Morales: Morales, a bomb-maker for the Puerto Rican terrorist organization Fuerzas Armadas Liberacion Nacional (FALN), fled to Mexico following a prison escape in the United States. After being imprisoned in Mexico, the Mexican government handed the terrorist over to Cuba, who has refused to extradite him. Morales and the FALN had been implicated in hundreds of bombings, causing “several deaths, multiple injuries, and millions of dollars in damage.”
Frank Terpil: Terpil died shortly before President Obama made his historic visit in 2016, so he is clearly no longer at issue in extradition relations between the United States and Cuba. But his story is no less disturbing. An ex-CIA agent, Terpil dove into the arms dealing business during the 1970s, selling weapons to dictators and terrorists across the Middle East and Africa. Terpil fled to Cuba following his support of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Israelis’ subsequent hunting of the ex-CIA agent. Some speculated that he faked his own death.
The decision to withhold these fugitives from American justice follows President Trump’s reversal of the Obama administration’s attempted detenté with the communist regime in Havana.
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