the Communist country just south of the Florida Keys adamantly shakes its head at the U.S. government’s efforts to extradite Assata Shakur
This week, former FBI director Louis Freeh reported that The Record Newspaper in Bergen County, NJ that the FBI offered five Cuban spies that were being held in Florida in exchange for Assata Shakur aka Joanne Chesimard and the deal was totally rejected.
The former director says that Cuba completely ignored the discussion of Shakur, a Black Panther Party and BLA member who was convicted of shooting NJ State Trooper Werner Foerster in 1977.
Freeh’s report states that when Josefina Vidal, Cuba’s Head Of North American Affairs, was questioned about returning fugitives since President Obama‘s announcement last year of softening relations with the Communist nation and she replied,
“Every nation has sovereign and legitimate rights to grant political asylum to people it considers to have been persecuted. We’ve explained to the U.S. government in the past that there are some people living in Cuba to whom Cuba has legitimately granted political asylum.”
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