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Peruvian Legislators Supported the Cuban Five

Havana, Oct 17th (RHC) In a letter sent to US President Barack Obama, Peruvian legislators from many political tendencies asked him to release the Cuban antiterrorist fighters, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, and Ramon Labañino.

The request, announced at the end of the World Campaign of Solidarity for the Cuban antiterrorist fighters held in Peru, encouraged the U.S. president to "end this situation that has lasted 15 years."

The petition called for the freedom for the Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly condemned in 1998 along with Rene Gonzalez, who was released some months ago, and is the leading activist in the struggle for the liberation of his colleagues.

The note read that the release of those prisoners will be a measure "in tune with the growing world demand," and recalled that these men were convicted in south Florida, after a rigged trial that wrongly declared them guilty.

The letter said that the signatory parties involved, led by legislator Sergio Tejada and members of the Cuba-Peru Parliamentary League, had deeply analyzed the case with information taken from national and international sources.

Other activities in solidarity with the Cuban antiterrorist fighters included a cultural event organized by Tejada, which highlighted the tireless demand of freedom for these men, unjustly condemned in the United States.

The cultural event, held on Wednesday, included the screening of the music video "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree," sung by Cuban artists, and in which the only one of the five prisoners released, Rene Gonzalez, and the relatives of his four companions who remain in prison, participated.

Edited by Lisa Wilson
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