Sunday, June 4, 2023

Five years after worst Cuban air disaster, sole survivor “believes the guilty pay”

Melon Diaz Almaguer, the young Cuban who lost 112 lives in a plane crash in May 2018, is confident that those responsible for the disaster understand their responsibilities and pay up so that justice can be served for the relatives of the deceased.

“This rose was given to me and the first thing I thought about today. There are so many feelings that only God knows, because I myself cannot understand or clearly describe what I feel when I When I think about what I feel, the many lives that were lost,” Diaz Almaguer wrote in a post on his Facebook profile.

He said, “How many innocent people are just starting to live. Each and every one of those lives was important to God, first of all, and also to many relatives that we live with today, but with that irreparable pain.”

The 24-year-old girl was paralyzed after the accident and her urinary system has been affected. He has on several occasions decried the lack of medical care and lack of medicines and basic medical supplies to deal with the consequences of serious injuries.

“When I go through difficult and sad health situations, I remember what a healthy young woman I was five years ago, and I cannot deny that it pains me to think that so many people have suffered because of others. Injustices happen. God is fair, I am sure whoever is responsible will have to pay for his crime,” he said.

“There is so much pain behind that day, May 18th, 2018, I go back and repeat it, and I will never tire of thanking God for my life, because he saved me that day with a great purpose Only he knows,” he added.

In conclusion, he said: “I am one of those who are still fighting for justice, in memory of all our relatives who lost their lives that day. This flower is dedicated to the 112 people who lost their lives on May 18, 2018. Gave it My prayers are with each of his relatives.

Díaz Almaguer and two relatives of one of those killed in the crash filed a complaint with Spain’s National Court in which they claimed that the Mexican company Global Air, which operated the plane, and its general director, Manuel Rodríguez Campos, were responsible for the murder. nationality, who was charged with the offenses of murder and negligent hurt. Although Judge Santiago Pedraz agreed with the prosecutor’s office to jointly dismiss the claim. Under the argument that the fragmentary facts “cannot constitute any offence”.

In the lawsuit filed, the complainants complained that “criminal responsibilities have not been sanctioned, much less civil, by any state authorities”., For this reason, he said, he was “compelled” to go to Spanish jurisdiction to investigate what happened.

This is the second lawsuit Global Air has faced overseas. In September 2018, relatives of three deceased-US residents filed a lawsuit against the Mexican airline in a Chicago court.

So far None The relatives of the deceased have received any compensation from the Cuban government The owner of the airline Cubana de Aviación, which leased the crashed plane to Global Air.

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