The exile group Assembly of the Cuban Resistance began this Thursday in Miami a collection of signatures to back a petition of its own that seeks to bring before an international tribunal the ex-ruler of Cuba Raul Castro, “accomplice of the crimes committed (…) in Venezuela and Nicaragua”.
A book of signatures opened this afternoon at the outskirts of the emblematic Versailles restaurant, where a large number of Cubans usually converge, especially the so-called “historical exile”.
This notebook, where it is also necessary to provide the signer’s address and telephone, intends to gather as many rubrics of people who agree to bring Castro to justice for committing “crimes against humanity.”
According to a statement from this Assembly, the signatures would be added to the thousands collected in the petition made to President Donald Trump to prosecute Castro for the “massacre of Brothers to the Rescue, where three American citizens were murdered: Carlos Costa, Armando Alejandre, Mario Manuel de la Peña and Pablo Morales, legal resident “.
The Assembly of the Cuban Resistance, a coalition of opposition groups inside and outside the island, says that it is supported by “Law 104-114, Section 116, clause (b) (3), existing in the United States” for these cases .
The collection of signatures, which will run until noon on Friday, works under the supervision of the International Oversight Commission for Crimes Against Humanity Justice Cuba.
The petition alludes to the death of four Brothers to the Rescue pilots who took off from South Florida on February 24, 1996 and were shot down “in international waters,” according to the indictment, by Cuban military aircraft.
Next to the signature book, as Efe was able to verify this Thursday, a photograph of Raúl Castro with the legend “Se Busca” is exhibited, and a photographic composition with the faces of the four pilots of Brothers to the Rescue, an organization that was dedicated to locating people at sea during the migration crisis of Cuban “rafters” in the 1990s.