Freedom for the Cuban Five demanded in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Aug 7, (RHC), -- The People's Liberation Front (PLF) of Sri Lanka joined the international campaign for the immediate release of five Cuban anti-terrorists imprisoned in the United States since 1998.
In its monthly magazine Red Power, the organization issued a resolution condemning the inhuman and unjust treatment by U.S. authorities of Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez.
JVP also denounced the most recent violation of Gerardo´s rights, after he was denied visits from Cuban consular officials and his attorney.
The “Cuban Five”, as they are known internationally, were jailed in September 1998 for reporting on violent schemes by far-right anti-Cuban groups based in Miami. They were then convicted in 2001 by a Florida court on alleged espionage charges.
The Five were given excessively long sentences, put in separate jails in different parts of the country with periods of solitary confinement, and routinely denied visits by their family members, who are residing in Cuba.