Minister of Justice reiterates Cuba’s position in trial in London
The Minister pointed out that CRF I Limited (a vulture fund) had attempted to appropriate Cuba’s debts through illegal activities and evidence in this regard had been shown during the trial in the High Court of England.
Silvera explained that there is evidence “that shows that at a time as sensitive as the passage of Hurricane Irma, they tried to pressure Cuba and assert this legal claim.”
He added that following an “allegedly unfavorable ruling,” the Vulture Fund would seek to prevent the free flow of funds to and from Cuba, effectively blocking the country’s access to international financial markets, according to the Granma newspaper.
The Attorney General stressed that CFR I Limited had attempted to discredit Cuba on the basis of a court case that was “commercial in nature, as I said.”
They lie and cheat because they are wrong, he stressed. If you’re right, be objective, he stressed.
The Minister for Justice said that some of CFR I Limited’s representatives have breached the rules of the court with unlawful conduct which has been reported to the police by the UK court and an inquiry into the matter is currently underway.
“Even circumventing the rules of freedom of expression, they attacked, threatened, slandered and harassed our lawyers and the Cuban delegation present here in London,” he said.
He explained that the Cuban legal team consists of the legal services of an international law firm at the highest level in Latin America, coordinating the actions through the barristers and solicitors required under English law.
At the same time, he noted that Cuba’s defense attorneys have full support and trust and have demonstrated their professionalism, ethics and legal rigor throughout the trial.
Silvera stressed the seriousness, the observance of the rules and the organization of protocols of a technological nature by the British court and its authorities in every part of the trial, in which several witnesses from Cuba testified in real time.
He pointed out that after the completion of the presentation of evidence, legal arguments and closing statements by the parties’ lawyers before the judge, it is for the court to render a verdict, which as things stand will be settled in court.
“The practice of this body is that the verdict is not rendered immediately,” he added.