Lima, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Prominent Peruvian women demanded today of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in that northern country be released.
In an open letter to Clinton, who is arriving today in this country on a two-day visit, the Peruvian women asked the government in Washington to release the five Cubans imprisoned in that country for over 14 years.
After stating that Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, and Gerardo Hernandez never committed the crimes for which they were charged, the letter stressed their innocence and said they deserve to be released.
The letter consigns a cordial request to Clinton
to pay attention to the issue “for its global interest” and is signed by former Education Minister Gloria Helfer, poet Rosina Valcarcel, and visual artists Etna Velarde and Fanny Palacios.
Also on the list are filmmaker Pilar Roca and intellectuals Linda Lema and Nadia Podleskis, among others.
Meanwhile, the Peruvian Committee of Solidarity with Cuba sent a similar letter to the visitor, asking her government to deal with the case of the five Cubans, accused of crimes they never committed.
It refers in particular to the case of Rene Gonzalez, released on October 7, 2011, who must remain on U.S. soil under supervised release.