HAVANA, Aug 7 – The Friendship Medal, given by the Cuban Council of State, was conferred on Wednesday in this capital to U.S. documentary maker and writer Saul Landau, in recognition of his permanent expressions of warmth and solidarity towards Cuba.
Josefina Vidal, director for the United Status of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received from the president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples, Kenia Serrano, the medal given to Landau, who couldn’t travel to Havana for health reasons.
In a message of gratitude read by Vidal, the tireless fighter for the cause of the five Cuban antiterrorists condemned in that northern country, said he was deeply honored and moved for the acknowledgement.
Dedicated to these patriots –condemned to sentences ranging from 15 years to two life imprisonments plus 15 years for warning about violent actions against Cuba conceived in the United States-, Landau made in 2011 the documentary Let the real terrorists stand up, increasingly known internationally.
Landau is the author of 14 books and a large number of reports, essays, editorials and articles published in digital and printed magazines and newspapers of the United States, Latin America and Europe.
Source: Radio Rebelde