They didn’t say a word about Ana Belen Montes while she spent 20 years in prison after her conviction as a spy, but now the communist Castro dictatorship is celebrating her release.
Havana cheers release of convicted Cuban spy Ana Belén Montes, now on probation after 20-year prison sentence
Some doubt Montes will try to reconnect with Cuban intelligence services since she is on supervised release and under watch by the U.S. government, but regime sponsored organizations are already sending her subtle messages of support on the Internet
The Federation of Cuban Women, a communist organization established in 1960 by Fidel Castro’s new revolutionary government is rallying support and celebration for the release of convicted Cuban spy Ana Belén Montes, who was conditionally freed from U.S. custody on Sunday after a 20-year prison sentence that transitioned to a five-year probationary period.
The organization tweeted that “it celebrates the life and resistance of Ana Belén Montes, an unwavering woman who with her enormous courage, dignity, altruism and honor put peace and friendship between sister nations on the highest step.”
Montes one of the most widely known Cold War spies prosecuted by the United States was released from prison after a 20-year sentence for espionage.
The 65-year-old [Puerto Rican] native was caught red-handed for spying for the Cuban military dictatorship while she was working as an analyst at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.
After U.S. authorities arrested Montes for espionage in 2001, investigators determined that the Cuban agent did severe damage by turning over state secrets to Cuban authorities about U.S. intelligence operations.
She has been considered to be one of “the most damaging spies” to ever be captured and prosecuted in the United States.
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