Ana Belen MontesHe, who spent 22 years in prison in the United States on charges of spying for the Cuban regime, appeared on Friday after his conviction The release occurred in January of this yearat the Troubadour concert held in College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico.
At the event, Montes received a small plaque with her photo, the Cuban and Puerto Rican flags intertwined above her head, and a flower arrangement, gifted to her by the president. Puerto Rico Human Rights Commission (CDHPR) on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the founding of the organization.
The former spy was released on January 6. Carswell Federal Medical Center, Fort Worth, TexasTwo days early, after serving 22 of his 25-year prison sentence. The reduction of his prison term was due to his good behavior in prison.
After his release, Montes said that he wanted to devote himself to a “quiet and private life” and that he would not participate in “media activities.”
“I am more than happy to touch Puerto Rican soil again. After two very stressful decades and facing the need to earn a living again, I would like to devote myself to a quiet and private existence. Therefore, I will not participate in any media activities,” she said. Montes in a statement issued and obtained by San Juan CyberCuba.
Monte is currently serving five years of supervised release, with Internet access under federal scrutiny and restrictions on working with foreign governments or contacting foreign agents without official authorization.
She was sentenced in October 2002, after being arrested in September 2001 at her office at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), at the Pentagon, where she was working as a senior analyst.
United States Government Accused of disclosing secret information to Havana between 1984 and 2001Including the names of American spies on the island.
Montes was recruited by Cuban intelligence in 1985 and rose to become a senior analyst for the Military Intelligence Agency. He provided highly sensitive information that even determined Washington’s policy decisions toward Cuba, as he was responsible for reporting on the Cuban regime’s military capacity.
When she was tried, she defended herself by saying that her espionage activities were an act of obedience to “her conscience rather than the law.”
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