Some of the diplomats hurt in a mystery “sonic harassment attack” on the US embassy in Cuba suffered brain injuries or permanent hearing loss, their staff association said Friday.
Washington recently said at least 16 embassy employees were injured in a series of incidents in Havana that began last year, but officials have not revealed the extent of the injuries.
Now, the American Foreign Service Association — the labor union representing US diplomatic and international aid personnel — has been able to speak to 10 of those who received treatment
“Diagnoses include mild traumatic brain injury and permanent hearing loss, with such additional symptoms as loss of balance, severe headaches, cognitive disruption and brain swelling,” it said.
The State Department has called the …