Che Guevara and Fidel Castro
The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, said torture is a cowardly and shameful act that can never be justified.
Fidel Castro referred to a National Security speech delivered by former US Vice President Dick Cheney on May 21.
On this issue, the Cuban leader wrote, "what characterized Cheney's speech was his defense of torture as a method to obtain information under certain circumstances."
"Regardless of the pain caused by the actions against the people of the United States on September 11, 2001 --actions that everyone strongly condemned-- torture is a cowardly and shameful act that can never be justified," he noted.
"Nevertheless, terrorism didn't just come out of the blue: it was the method thought up by the United States to combat the Cuban Revolution," the revolutionary leader stressed.
"There were not just actions against our economy and our people but also those directed to eliminate the leaders of the Revolution. They are on the record in the declassified U.S. government documents. In our country, despite the very serious dangers that have threatened us for decades, we have never tortured anyone to obtain information," Fidel Castro wrote.