Cuba Declares Day of the Victims of State Terrorism

Cuba Declares Day of the Victims of State TerrorismHavana, Oct 7. -The Cuban Council of State passed a decree-law officially declaring October 6 as the Day of the Victims of State Terrorism.

The Council of State decree-law stipulates that the Cuban flag shall be flown at half-mast in civilian and military entities and in Cuban diplomatic and consular missions abroad every October 6, it was reported in the Granma newspaper.

The Council of State based its decision on the events of October 6, 1973, when a Cubana de Aviacion airplane exploded in midair over Barbados, killing 73 people.

The victims were mainly young people, and the perpetrators of this terrorist attack had proven links with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and remain unpunished and protected in the United States.

The Cuban committee of relatives of the victims of the airliner sabotage over Barbados demanded from U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday that U.S. authorities try and condemn terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, the mastermind of the crime, based on the existing evidence against him. (Prensa Latina)