Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Yeremiyah Ben Ysrayl, Dec 21, 2014.
In the Spirit of Thread Consolidation,
Good stuff Yeremiyah, thanks for sharing this video ... I agree with the newscaster and the legal staff of Al Jazeera.
That since the US has Cuban refugees of long standing, and Cuba considers sister Assata a political refugee, and granted her asylum, its doubtful she will be released to America ...
We've been discussing this in the Thread below:
Assata Shakur's Letter to the Pope
Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by oldsoul, Thursday at 1:42 AM
Me and brutha Clyde C Coger Jr was discussing this in another thread. My feeling is that I don't trust politicians. The US think that if they throw enough money at them, (in secrete of course) and offer them goods and services to help their people, they will hand this sista over. And Of course, they will try and apply pressure to Castro by letting the Cuban populous know what he has turned down. Obama needs to make clear that his actions is to benefit all, and not focus on a deal that is only going to benefit a few. Because according to Castro, he's not changing ways and customs that has worked for his country.
As I said in the other thread, this is going to be a main topic during the upcoming election. And I can't wait to hear, and see how the candidates respond to this. Mainly the black/Democrats. I'm willing to bet the weak ones are not going to commit political suicide by saying they will not go after her. So, I'm looking to see how Hillary is going to handle it, I say her, because she has the clout, and the tenure.
In the Spirit of Sankofa,
In all honesty, I believe sister Assata is below the radar of the US political landscape, with the exception of Gov. Christie. And the reason I think this is based largely on the content of the video Yeremiyah submitted from Al Jazeera. In short, their legal staff opines the following:
"That since the US has Cuban refugees of long standing, and Cuba considers sister Assata a political refugee, and granted her asylum, its doubtful she will be released to America ..."
... Thread update,
Not sure how reliable this source is, but this bares watching.
US and Cuba in talks to bring cop-killer back to America
US and Cuban officials are reportedly discussing an exchange that could bring New Jersey cop killer Joanne Chesimard back to American soil.
The talks between the two countries, which have normalized diplomatic relations, could also send notorious Cuban spy Ana Montes back to the Caribbean nation, according to NBC.
Assata Shakur - the former Joanne Chesimard.Photo: AP
... The State Department declined to discuss specifics. But a spokesman said, "The United States continues to seek the return from Cuba of fugitives from U.S. justice. The Department repeatedly raises fugitive cases with the Cuban government and will continue to do so at every appropriate opportunity" ..
Miami lawmakers denounce rumored swap with Cuba for Joanne Chesimard
Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, both Republican Cuban-Americans from Florida, are denouncing rumored plans for a prisoner swap between Cuba and the United States.
The rumored plans, NBC reported, citing unnamed U.S. officials, could involve handing over convicted Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes to Cuba in exchange for fugitive Joanne Chesimard, who killed a New Jersey police officer and has been living free in Cuba since 1984 ...
Joanne Deborah Chesimard is pictured here in an undated photo. Chesimard was convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper 40 years ago. She's has been on the run since 1979 when she escaped from a prison, where she was serving a life term. (AP)
So, Assata should be safe also.
Two American fugitives to Cuba told by officials they would not be extradited
HAVANA (AP) – Two American fugitives who fled to Cuba after they were accused of killing police officers said Friday that Cuban officials have assured them that detente with the United States will not lead to their extradition ...
Charles Hill, a black militant wanted in the 1971 slaying of a New Mexico state policeman, told The Associated Press that Cuban government contacts had recently reassured him he was at no risk of extradition. Nehanda Abiodun, another black militant wanted in a 1981 armored car robbery that left two police offers and a security guard dead, told the AP she had recently received a similar promise ...
U.S. fugitive Charles Hill, left, walks with his lawyer Jason Flores Williams after an interview in Havana, Cuba, Friday, June 10, 2016. Hill, 66, who is sought in the 1971 killing of a New Mexico state policeman, told The Associated Press that Cuban contacts recently assured him he was at no risk of extradition. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan) (COPYRIGHT 2016 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBU)
If the sister has been aiding the effects of the afrocuban dissidents, who are striving to expose the nation's gosh awful human rights record;
(and since we aren't privy to backroom deals the post Castro elites have with the capitalists in the United States) we'll just have to stay tuned ourselves!!
Exactly, and for that, we need all hands on deck, so to speak.
Separate names with a comma.