Five Heroes: Colin Powell Aide denounces Injustices against Cuban Five

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Colin Powell Aide denounces Injustices against Cuban Five

Havana, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to US General Colin Powell, published an open letter where he denounces injustices committed against the Cuban Five and calls for public protests in support of the five anti-terrorists imprisoned by Bush´s government.

The report published today in Granma daily says Wilkerson, a retired US Army colonel and assistant to former Secretary of State Powell, said he based his courageous stance on the Five largely on his extensive knowledge of the George W. Bush administration.

Wilkerson said he became convinced that defending the Five was a just cause after attending a Sept.12 lecture by defense attorney Leonard Weinglass at Howard University Law School.

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