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Justice? Federal judge rules American who spied for Castro dictatorship can stay in Cuba

A federal judge has ruled that American Rene Gonzalez, one of the five Castro spies caught and convicted for espionage and for their role in the murder of our innocent American pilots from Brothers to the Rescue, can stay in Cuba as long as he renounces his U.S. citizenship. Gonzalez will now get to live the rest of this days surrounded by family members; something the families of the four men he helped to have ruthlessly murdered will never experience.

This is justice?

The AP via USA Today:

Federal judge allows 'Cuban Five' spy to stay in Cuba

One of the convicted spies known as the "Cuban Five" will be able to permanently remain in Cuba in exchange for renouncing his U.S. citizenship, a federal judge ruled Friday.

MIAMI (AP) — One of the convicted spies known as the "Cuban Five" will be able to permanently remain in Cuba in exchange for renouncing his U.S. citizenship, a federal judge ruled Friday after U.S. officials dropped their initial opposition.

Rene Gonzalez, 56, has been in Cuba since April 22 to attend memorial services for his father, who died last month. Gonzalez was released from U.S. prison in October 2011 but was still serving three years' probation, which the Justice Department had previously insisted must be completed in the U.S.

This week, however, the Justice Department reversed its position, leading to U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard's ruling accepting Gonzalez's offer to give up U.S. citizenship.

Reached in Havana, Gonzalez told The Associated Press he was thrilled but wanted a chance to review the judge's decision.

"First I have to read the order," he said. "If the order is real, it will be a great relief to me."

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4 comments to Justice? Federal judge rules American who spied for Castro dictatorship can stay in Cuba

  • Rayarena

    We will not get any semblance of justice with the Obama Administration. Obama continues to cowtow to the castro monarchy. Every single act of his favors the dictatorship, everything from allowing Mariela and other castro family members visits to the USA to erroding whatever is left of sanctions against the regime.

  • FreedomForCuba

    For all those Cuban-Americans that voted for Obama, this is the most accommodating US administration to the Castro brothers in the history of their tyranny...

    Yet many Cuban-Americans today are drunk with the same kool-aid of stupidity many Americans ingest today...

    You would have though that Cuban-Americans knew better because of their experience...

  • asombra

    Key phrase: "after U.S. officials dropped their initial opposition." Practically speaking, nobody cares about the 4 men killed, their families or actual justice. This is a political game. Besides, if Vil Clinton had cared, those 4 men would probably not have been killed. Just remember Hillary's immortal phrase: "What difference does it make?"

  • asombra

    On the bright side, this solves the Chesimard problem. Have her renounce US citizenship and stay outside the US, and just drop the matter, essentially pardoning her. See how easy it is once you get creative with these things? Would I make a good liberal or what?