Ocala Star-Banner, June 22, 1965, "Cuban Exile Chief Says His Group Being Persecuted" by The Associated Press.
MIAMI - Dr. Orlando Bosch, Cuban exile leader charged with trying to smuggle aerial bombs for a reported plan to bomb Cuba, says his anti-Castro organization "is the object of persecutions by American officials."
Bosch told newsmen Monday night that microphones and recording devices were hidden inside the walls of his headquarters in Miami, He showed newsmen some of them that he said were found there.
"We are going to protest to the President of the United States and to the Organization of American States," Bosch said.
Bosch, head of the Revolutionary Recovery Insurrectional Movement (MIRR), also claimed that his commandos tried to wreck a Cuban freighter, the Arcelio Iglesias, in the Panama Canal 10 days ago but failed.
The [plan] failed when the Cuban vessel brushed against a Norwegian ship at the entrance of the canal, Bosch said.
The exile leader and three other Cuban refugees from Miami were arrested some days ago near Orlando and charged with conspiracy to export arms. Bosch was released after fasting 72 hours in jail to dramatize his anti-Castro cause.
Copyright (c) 1965 The Associated Press