U.S. blocks Oswald’s friend from attending a JFK conference

From Milicent Cranor at WhoWhatWhy the story of a Russian man who was close to accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and why you may not be able to hear his story in person.

“Ernst Titovets, author of the 2010 book ‘Oswald: Russian Episode,’ had been invited to be the keynote speaker at the yearly Dallas conference held by the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA), a loose-knit organization of researchers who study political assassinations,” Cranor writes on Russ Baker’s investigative blog.

“But Titovets got a cold reception from the American Consulate in Minsk (capital of White Russia, a part of the USSR now called Belarus) when he applied for a visa to travel to America—and has been waiting to hear from them for over a month.”

Cranor puts Titovet’s story in perspective, asks some hard questions, and makes the case that he should be allowed to come to United States.

Here’s how you can help.

Dr. Titovets has asked that polite letters of support be sent to:

United States Embassy in Belarus

46 Starovilenskaya St.
Minsk 220002, Belarus
Telephones: +375 17 210-12-83
+375 17 217-7347
+375 17 217-7348
Fax: +375 17 234-78-53
After hours or in emergency call +375 17 226-16-01
E-mail: webmaster@usembassy.minsk.by

Consular Section
Chargé d’Affaires ad interim (Chief of Mission) – Ethan A. Goldrich

Address: 46 Starovilenskaya St.
Minsk 220002, Belarus
Telephone:  +375 17 210-12-83 or   +375 17 334-77-61
Fax:   +375 17 217-71-60
E-mail:  ConsularMinsk@state.gov
Working hours: Monday-Friday from 8.30 to 17.30 except Belarusian and American holidays.



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