Journalists paid to defame the Cuban Five

WASHINGTON, June 2.—U.S. groups working for the release of the five Cuban anti-terrorists incarcerated in that country today exposed details of covert payments made to journalists covering the case in Miami from December 1999 to December 2001, Notimex reports.

Heidi Boghosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, informed a press conference of a concerted campaign to smear court procedures and influence the verdicts in the case of the Five.

In that way “the accused were deprived of their right” to the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which guarantees the right to a fair trial and to an impartial jury, she pointed out.


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