Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Witness: Cuba out to kill militant on trial in US

Witness: Cuba out to kill militant on trial in US
Associated Press

A former Cuban intelligence officer is testifying in federal court that
Cuba's domestic spy apparatus has a special department dedicated to
assassinating enemies of the communist government.

Roberto Hernandez Del Llano says an ex-CIA agent on trial in El Paso,
Texas, is among its primary targets.

Hernandez Del Llano was a spy with Cuban state security but left his
post in 1992, saying he was disillusioned with government corruption.

He fled to Miami in 2007 and has been called by the defense for
83-year-old Luis Posada Carriles. Posada is a Cuba-born anti-communist
militant facing 11 counts of immigration fraud, obstruction of justice
and perjury.

Hernandez Del Llano says a special wing of state security focuses on
Cuban exiles opposed to the Cuban government and has been charged with
"liquidating" Posada.

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