No Hopes for Release for the Last Cuban Spy in a US Jail - AL DIA News

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The united stateshas no intention of releasing or swapping jailed Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes — a prime Protection Intelligence Company (DIA) analyst on Cuban affairs who's serving a 25-year jail sentence after being arrested for espionage, in 2001. 

On February 28, Montes, additionally referred to as "The Queen of Cuba", turned 60 in her cell at a most safety jail in Fort Value, Texas. And regardless of the thaw in relations between Havana and Washington underneath Barack Obama, which noticed three of the final Cuban spies returned house in 2014, Montes will in all probability stay behind bars 9 extra years,till her sentence ends, as reported in El País.

There was hypothesis that america and Cuba are negotiating Montes’ change for Assata Shakur, the Black Panther chief accused of capturing a police officer who managed to flee to Cuba in 1984, claiming political asylum. However a 2016 US State Division inner doc rejects the choice.

Montes is taken into account one of many worst traitors to the nation. She authored a few of the key U.S. intelligence assessments on Cuba. She was arrested in 2001 and was sentenced in 2002 after she pleaded responsible to spying for Cuba all through her 16 years on the DIA.

Montes, who's of Puerto Rican descent, declared in a 2015 interview with the weblog Cayo Hueso, which helps the Cuban authorities, that she has not modified. “I can't be silenced. My dedication to the island can't be ignored,” she was quoted as saying.

In contrast to the three prisoners launched in 2014, the Cuban authorities has by no means formally campaigned for Montes’ freedom. In June 2016, Miami Spanish-language day by day El Nuevo Herald reported that Cuban officers had requested after her throughout a gathering in the USA. A number of months earlier, Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez had referred to as for her launch at a live performance in Spain. The request was repeated a number of days in the past at considered one of his live shows in Puerto Rico. Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuba’s President Raúl Castro, posted a report from Venezuela’s official information company mentioning that a marketing campaign for Montes’ freedom had been organized in Cuba.

As reported in El País.

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