Two survivors of the boat sinking in Bahía Honda, Artemisa, arrive in the United States this week and denounced that Cuban authorities forced him to change his account of what happened to be presented as evidence on state television, according to a report by America TV.
Daniel Beovides and Kenny Duke said they arrived in Miami by sea and condemned the fact that some of the survivors of last October’s incident, who are in Cuba, are under house arrest.
He also told how he tried to change his testimony in favor of the border guard soldiers.
Boat sinking in Bahía Honda in western Cuba on October 28Seven people, including a two-year-old girl, were killed and more than a dozen were injured. In light of the complaints made by the relatives of the victims, the regime pressured the witnesses into silence.
The two surviving migrants from the incident, which the regime has insisted on describing as an accident, received deportation orders from authorities and are now fearing the worst.
However, immigration lawyers say there is still hope. “They have a sufficient legal basis to win the argument of credible fear before the judge,” Ismail Labrador said.
The Cuban regime pardoned itself in late November. boat sinking in bahia honda, Cuban government spokesman Humberto Lopez headed to one of my usual places in national television newscast To tell the official version. means like grandma hey cubedebate He reviewed the “results” of what he described as a “careful investigation by the Ministry of the Interior (MININT)”.
Several MININT officers appeared with Lopez. they recognized it Yes, Border Guard Troops and Migrants Boat CollideBut, contradicting the versions of the survivors and their relatives, He assured that “no offensive or aggressive action was taken against the offending boat.”
Initially, the Cuban government acknowledged the deaths of only five people. He didn’t mention that there were many missing Cubans, Nor did they later report the discovery of his body.
The brother of one of the deceased has recently given this report He had to hire a boat and go out to sea himself to find his relative’s body.
Officer Alvarez Valle reported that Two sailors in the group were identified. One is in custody and the other has died.
The regime’s version indicates – using the statements of the captives – that the sailors hit the bottom with the boat and this caused it to lose maneuverability, as well as a crack through which water began to enter. With regard to the border guard vessel collision, this indicates that it was neither head-on (at a 90 degree angle), nor at high speed. In short, the government and its spokespersons are trying to sell the idea that the incident did not happen because of the action of border guard troops.