October 20, 1999
The Miami Herald Editorial / October 15, 1999
Here's yet another well-deserved condemnation of Cuba for its murder of four Brothers to the Rescue fliers on Feb. 24, 1999:
"The Organization of American State's human-rights commission has affirmed that Armando Alejandre, Carlos Costa, Mario de la Peña and Pablo Morales were deliberately shot down over international waters".
The commission's report notes that Cuban Air Force MIGs fired without warning and with no provocation or proportionality. It blames the regime for "extra-judicial execution" for firing "lethal rockets against defenseless and unarmed civil aircraft".
The fliers' families are giving the OAS report to heads of states who are invited to Havana for the Ibero American Summit next month. They also are asking that Cuba be queried about the shootdown and other human-rights violations. Meanwhile, there's evidence enough to prosecute Cuba for premeditated murder. What is the U.S. government waiting for?
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