Washington punishes US religious leaders for visiting Cuban churches
Campaign News | Saturday, 1 November 2008
The president of the international Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP), Charles Mercieca, denounced that Washington recently fined two US pastors, from the state of Alabama, with 50,000 dollars for having met in Cuba with members of local Baptist congregations.
During the 18th Congress on World Peace that wound up Friday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Professor Charles Mercieca explained about US
travel restrictions imposed on American citizens who want to visit Cuba. He said that US citizens are not free to travel wherever they wish, PL news reported.
During the event, Cuban representative Carlos Amores highlighted his country?s participation at different international forums in favor of world peace and he stressed Cuba?s honoring of conventions and treaties against the weapons of mass destruction.
Amores referred to the Cuba?s solidarity with other nations in providing free scholarships and medical assistance, in contrast to the huge waste of resources by the United States and other superpowers, which could be dedicated to development and peace in the world.