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Silent Vigil for Justice: A Call to Reflection and Action

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    July 13, 1994 A Massacre of Innocents Silent Vigil for Justice: A Call to Reflection and Action What: 13 Minute Silent Vigil for Justice When: July 13 @ 12
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      July 13, 1994 A Massacre of Innocents


      Silent Vigil for Justice: A Call to Reflection and Action





      What: 13 Minute Silent Vigil for Justice
      When: July 13 @ 12 noon
      Where: Main Fountain @ FIU [Facing th Library]
      University Park Campus
      11200 S.W. 8th Street
      Miami, Florida 33199

      Why: Remember & Demand Justice for the Dead


      On July 13, 1994, at approximately 3:00 a.m., 72 Cubans attempting to leave the island for the United States put out to sea from the port of Havana in the tugboat "13 de Marzo". When the tug was seven miles from shore, other government boats appeared, equipped with high pressure water hoses, and proceeded to attack the old tug splitting the stern. The pleas of the women and children on the tug did nothing to stop the attack. The tug sank, with a toll of 41 dead.
      For additional information on the case visit the following websites:

      Amnesty International
      CUBA: The Sinking of the "13 de Marzo" Tugboat on 13 July 1994 / Amnesty International Report
      http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGAMR250131997?open&of=ENG-CUB

      Inter American Commission on Human Rights (Organization of American States)
      REPORT Nº 47/96 CASE 11.436 VICTIMS OF THE TUGBOAT "13 DE MARZO" vs. CUBA
      October 16, 1996 Inter American Commission on Human Rights
      http://www.cidh.oas.org/annualrep/96eng/Cuba11436.htm

      Show up on time. The event will last 13 minutes. We have been doing this at FIU since 1995.





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