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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 14 Jul 2008, 20:01
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Post 14 Aug 2009, 07:04
Suppose a communist in an imperialist country is politically prosecuted (prison, maybe death sentence) because of their political work, so they try to get the hell out of there. As a faithful Marxist-Leninist, they love Cuba, so they want to go there. Would Cuba harbor a comrade in need of help, or would they extradite?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 08 Nov 2007, 06:31
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Post 14 Aug 2009, 07:09
They might, but wouldn't the US force cuba to extradite them?

or worse, use it as an excuse to invade
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 14 Jul 2008, 20:01
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Post 14 Aug 2009, 07:12
Those were precisely my thoughts, which is why I'd like to discuss this topic.


Edit: I mean, most states have some sort of guidelines that describe who they'll grant asylum to. I'm sure Cuba has something of that sort?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 26 Jun 2006, 15:59
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Post 14 Aug 2009, 13:51
They're constitutionally bound to. Cuba granted political asylum to many comrades from the ANC and other African liberation movements, as well as some of those targetted in the US (like the Black Panthers and I think one or two of the Weathermen).
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 19 Apr 2008, 03:25
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Post 14 Aug 2009, 14:13
They wouldn't let Oswald into Cuba and Castro said he's glad they didn't or people would have blamed him for JFK's murder.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 21 Dec 2004, 23:53
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Post 14 Aug 2009, 22:15
Assata Shakur? There are about a dozen Americans that have fled to Cuba for political asylum. Wiki.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 17 Sep 2008, 17:13
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Post 15 Aug 2009, 01:57
Comrades from Black Panther in US, colombians, iranians i think and other who seek refugee have been granted that by Cuba.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 07 Aug 2009, 17:53
Pioneer
Post 16 Aug 2009, 16:05
After I "hopefully" graduate for my Degree, I am going to apply for Cuban Citizenship.

Next Year I'm starting my Degree in either "International Politics & the Third World or "International Politics and Military Strategy"

On the question. I'd hope that Cuba would offer them support. However I believe Cuba has tight immigration laws due to its economical problems.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 31 Aug 2009, 07:21
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Post 07 Sep 2009, 08:48
This shows me how behind, I am on my history. I didn't realize that Huey P. Newton, sought and was granted asylum in Cuba, til' I vistited this forum.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huey_P._Newton#Founding_of_the_Black_Panthers
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