Havana, January 6 (RHC) People from around the world posted thousands of messages on the social network Twitter on Sunday in solidarity with the international campaign demanding the immediate release of the Cuban anti-terrorist fighters held in US jails since 1998.
The initiative was called by the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five, as Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero , Fernando González and Rene Gonzalez are internationally known.
The Five were arrested in 1998 in the US city of Miami and given extremely long and unfair prison sentences in 2001 after they monitored Florida-based violent organizations that planned terrorist actions against the Cuban people.
Rene Gonzalez served his prison sentence and returned to Cuba after he renounced his US citizenship, while his four compatriots are still held in US jails.
Participants at the Twitter initiative are using the hashtags #ObamaLiberalos5Ya!; #ObamaFreetheFiveNow!; #ObamaGivemeFive and #ObamaGestoHumanitarioxlos5!.
The International Committee also called on the world community to contact the White House through fax, email and by sending postcards and urge President Obama to release the Cubans and allow them to return home.
A similar initiative last year was joined by thousands of people from Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, Bolivia and Germany, including representatives of political parties and the media.
Here a sample of the messages posted on Sunday:
Elvira Amelia Orozco @ameorozco @BarackObama,#SantiagodeCubaYou now have another opportunity to commute the sentences of four known as the Cuban Five #ObamaFreetheFiveNow!
TrakkerNews @caribtrakker Cuban Five… Guyana Solidarity movements call for freedom, renewed strength http://fb.me/3jOPlzhij
Nino Pagliccia @ninopagliccia Day of action for the #CubanFive in #Vancouver Jan 5. https://m.facebook.com/events/1390759211174672 …
sonia salanueva @SalanuevaSonia #Obamagivemefive American people you love the justice, ask your President Obama free the Cuban Five,they are innocent
Laura Madrigal @framboyanenflor @BarackObama The families of the Cuban Five have waiting for 15 years to have #LosCinco in home #cuba #US #whitehouse #ObamaFreetheFiveNow
Radio CMHW (Ingles) @cmhwingles U.S. Scholar Urges Obama to Free the Cuban Five The director of the Institute for Policy Studies, with... http://fb.me/13MHX3imR
Marco Papacci @italiacubaroma Italian musician Daniele Sepe calls for freedom for the Cuban Five @BarackObama #ObamaLiberalos5Ya pic.twitter.com/mfNQ1WENV9
Thecuban5 @thecuban5 @BarackObama General Clapper your Director of National Intelligence stated the Cuban Five are innocent. Watch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQX7MDL8IMQ …
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