Yet another demonstration of Cuban Internationalist Spirit
Source: Radio Rebelde Cuba / The Dawn News / June 23, 2018
The Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the People (MOVPAZ) and the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the People (ICAP), paid tribute in Havana to Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, on the 65th anniversary of their execution on June 19, 2018.
A wreath was placed as a part of homage in front of the memorial dedicated to Rosenberg couple, in Vedado, Havana. The memorial is unique as its one of a kind in the world and features the work of the prominent Cuban sculptor José Delarra,
This event was attended by film director Estela Bravo, a true deserver of the Friendship Medal, awarded by the State Council of the Republic of Cuba. She was the first to capture and release the pictures of Rosenberg couple’s children, pleading mercy for their parents, in order to disclose internationally the truth about the vile murder.
The New York couple, of Jewish descent, was executed in the Electric chair on June 19, 1953 in the prison of Sing Sing, New York, accused of delivering information that allegedly enabled the Soviet Union to access the secret of the atomic bomb.
The act was reminiscent of Fidel Castro’s speech delivered in the First Declaration of Havana in 1960, when Chief Commander Fidel Castro acknowledged the injustice committed against the couple in point no. six of his speech.
José Altshuler, founder of MOVPAZ and member of its secretariat, highlighted the importance of paying tribute to the figures of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
“We have gathered here to remember the verticality and courage with which the couple confronted their execution in the electric chair, victims of a politically motivated conviction in the times of the Cold War and witch hunting in the USA,” said Mr. Altshuler.
The event was chaired by Leopoldo Valle Álvarez, representative of the International Relations Department of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, Silvio Platero, president of MOVPAZ, and Noemí Rabasa, vice-president of ICAP, among others.