Ecuadorians Demand the Release of Cuban Anti-terrorist Fighters Held in U.S. Jails

Quito, October 9 (RHC-PL)-- At least one hundred persons gathered on Tuesday in front of the U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador, to demand the release of four Cuban anti-terrorists, who are wrongfully imprisoned in the United States.

The peaceful vigil was staged by leaders and representatives of several political, social and trade union organizations in that Andean country.

We are here to tell the US Government that in the world there remain millions of conscious persons who demand the release of those Cuban heroes, said Lenin Reyes, vice president of the Ecuadorean Group of institutions of friendship and Solidarity with Cuba.
José Zapata, of the Peoples Committee, told an impromptu press conference in front of the US Embassy that the population of Ecuador is in solidarity with the Cubans and demand their unconditional release.

Leaflets with the photos of Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino and Fernando Gonzalez, the four Cubans still serving unfair prison sentences in U.S. jails, were distributed to thousands of persons who passed by the vigil.

The four Cuban anti-terorists, plus Rene Gonzalez, who already returned to Cuba, were arrested in 1998 after they monitored Florida-based ultra-right organizations that planned terrorist actions against the Cuban people.


Edited by Juan Leandro


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