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Cuban leaders lament the death of former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark

Ramsey ClarkCuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez posted a message on his twitter account, April 10, stating: “We mourn the death of Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General. Honest and supportive, he accompanied us in crucial battles and was critical of the great injustices committed by his country in the world. Cuba gratefully pays him tribute.”

A similar message was sent by Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla: “Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of U.S. political leader and activist Ramsey Clark. His impeccable record in defense of justice merits respect and admiration.”

The renowned jurist died at the age of 93, and Cubans remember him for his support to the struggles for the freedom of the Five and for the return of Elián González. He was awarded Cuba’s Friendship Medal in 2013, in recognition of his courageous attitude.
Fernando González thanked Clark for his valuable support during the battle to free the Cuban Five. Photo: Juvenal Balán

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza likewise stated, in a tweet, that Clark confronted imperialism and was never afraid to denounce it, calling him “a friend of the Bolivarian Revolution and a tireless defender of peace and human rights.”

(Taken from Granma)

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