U.S. State Department Ordered to Produce Records on Cuban Five
Washington (Caden@gramonte.cu) — The U.S. State Department has been ordered to produce records related to the case of the Cuban Five.
In June, the Washington DC-based Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, the PCJF, filed a Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit against the U.S. State Department for its refusal to produce materials in its possession about secret payments by the U.S. government to Miami-based journalists who were reporting on the case of the Cuban Five prior to the trial, during the trial and while the jury was deliberating.
Now, as a result of the PCJF’s lawsuit, the U.S. State Department has been ordered to expeditiously produce responsive documents in its possession. The first round of production is ordered to begin in October.
Attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, said that the documents that were requested would cover the U.S. government’s payments to journalists at the very time the U.S. government was prosecuting the Cuban Five.” (Taken from Radio Havana Cuba)