Cuban Five Case with Strong Support in Russia
Havana, May 21 (RHC) -- Cuban residents in the former Soviet Union exchanged ideas in Moscow to enhance the international call for the release of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters held in the U.S. since 1998.
The Coordinator of the Russian National Committee for the Freedom of the Five, Lena Loshkina, said that Russian activists will soon take more actions in favor of the Cuban five, including flying two balloons with banners about the case.
Know as the Cuban five, Ramón Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando González, Antonio Guerrero and René González were submitted to a biased Miami trial after interfering with terrorist actions against Cuba by Florida-based ultra-right organizations.
The coordinator of Ukraine’s National Committee for the Five, Manuel Lopez, said he started to fight for the Cuban heroes in 1998, just a week after they were arrested.
Lopez denounced the links between the Bush family and the Cuban ultra-right groups, their funding of terrorist actions against the island and in US territory, such as the recent sabotage in Miami against a charter airline Company that organized flights to Cuba.
The meeting of Cuban residents in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus adopted a final declaration demanding the immediate return of the Five to Cuba.