Thousands of Voices Demand Release of Cuban Antiterrorists Held in US Jails

Havana, December 8 (RHC) The international community is supporting the cause of the Cuban anti-terrorist fighters jailed in the United States by posting messages on the website, which so far includes over 2 thousand messages of solidarity with the Cuban heroes.

Gerardo Hernadez, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero and Rene Gonzalez, internationally known as the Cuban Five, were arrested in Miami in 1998 and given unfair sentences in 2001 after they monitored Florida-based violent organizations that planned terrorist actions against Cuba.

Only Rene Gonzalez has been able to return to Cuba after he met his prison sentence and renounced his US citizenship in exchange for the modification of his parole.
US actor Martin Sheen posted a message reading:  “I have supported the Cuban Five’s quest for freedom for several years now, and I will continue to do so... for the simple fact that the Five were on a mission to save lives. They only had their eyes and ears to monitor extremist organizations and thwart their plots.

Award winning Serbian director Emir Kusturica also has added their message of support for the Five

Also on the page is a message by Che Guevara’s daughter Aleida Guevara  which reads: “Freedom is a right that we demand for our comrades because they are anti-terrorist fighters and heroes of a nation that respects life and gives solidarity. They represent the best of my people, and therefore must return.”

The solidarity campaign with the Cuban Five will set up an international investigation commission on the case next March 2014 at London’s Law Society to step up efforts underway to achieve the release of the four Cuban heroes still in US prisons.

During the session of the commission a panel of lawyers will consider all the evidence in the case and will listen to the testimony of Rene Gonzalez, and relatives of the Cuban antiterrorists.

Edited by Alberto Chirino


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