RAMÓN LABAÑINO TRANSFERRED TO A LOW SECURITY PRISON IN KENTUCKY
Today Ramon Labañino's family informed that he was transferred to a low security prison in Ashland, Kentucky.
His new address:
SEEKING U.S. GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY ON THE 1996 BROTHERS TO THE RESCUE SHOOTDOWN
The Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law has initiated several requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking access to records that may show (1) what the U.S. Government knew about the likelihood for a confrontation between Cuba and Brothers to the Rescue (BTTR) planes that were routinely taking off from Florida after filing false flight plans and penetrating Cuban airspace in 1995-96, and (2) what the U.S. Government could have done to prevent the February 24, 1996 incident in which a Cuban MiG shot down two Brothers to the Rescue planes that had illegally penetrated Cuban airspace.
February 5th for the Cuban 5
Montreal-based Writer, Journalist and Lecturer Arnold August Sends a Letter to Obama
A compassionate outlook is a hallmark of democracy. Cuba has already exhibited this twice in the case of prisoners. And let us not forget Alan Gross, held in a Cuban prison, who appears to have been abandoned by your government.
It is time to turn the situation around. The decisions by Lincoln and Carter to pardon may not have been popular with everyone in the U.S. at the time, but these stands have gone down in history as being positive examples.