According to Prensa Latina, Castro supporters in Greece and Haiti are reportedly working on behalf of the Cuban Five. PRELA reports that the Greek-Cuban Association of Friendship and Solidarity presented to US Embassy officials a resolution demanding their immediate release. According to the organization´s leader, Nikos Karandreas, “the document…will be delivered to the US Embassy in Athens on Feb.13,” states PRELA. The letter also denounces the audacity of the United States for incarcerating foreign spies. The solidarity group – according to PRELA – also demands the US immediately end its embargo against Cuba and urges the end of the European Union´s “common position” on Cuba.
The Cuban News Agency (ACN), meanwhile is reporting that the Association of Haitian Professionals Graduated in Cuba has renewed its support for the release of the Cuban Five. Association executive secretary Frank Dupuche reiterated their commitment during a meeting with Cuban diplomat Junier Calderon and Yoandra Rodriguez, an official with the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP). Meanwhile, members of the Friends of Cuba Club in the southeastern region of Jacmel also demanded the release of the five convicted spies.
Editor’s Note: For a concise summary of ICAP’s collaboration with Cuban Intelligence, see the July 5, 2012 posting, “Spy Surrogate to Host “Free the Five” Symposium:” https://cubaconfidential.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/spy-surrogate-to-host-free-the-five-symposium/