Dáil Éireann - Volume 582 - 25 March, 2004
Written Answers. - European Council Meetings.
Mr. F. McGrath Mr. F. McGrath
132. Mr. F. McGrath asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will raise the case of five persons (details supplied) who were working to save Cuban and American lives from terrorist organisations which operate in Miami at future EU Justice Ministers’ meetings. [9411/04]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: The case raised by the Deputy relates to five Cuban citizens who were convicted in the US in December 2001 on charges ranging from espionage to first degree murder, and whose appeal is now being heard. As I have previously informed the Deputy, the Government has no standing in the matter, which is a bilateral consular question between the Cuban and US authorities.
Dáil Éireann 582 Written Answers. European Council Meetings.