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Articles of Cuban Five
The Cuban anti-terrorists and heroes of the Republic of Cuba, René González and Gerardo Hernández, arrived in the UK this morning, Friday July 8, together with their families, to participate in the “Miami Five Freedom Tour” during which they will speak about their unjust imprisonment in the United States and express their gratitude for the solidarity of British activists in the struggle for their freedom.
The leader held a private meeting with Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González, who arrived in the country accompanied by various family members, after a visit to Nicaragua where they attended events commemorating the 36th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution.
The Cuban Five today received the Keys to the City of Caracas from Mayor Jorge Rodriguez, which qualifies them as illustrious guests. At the official welcoming ceremony in the Plaza Simon Bolivar, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, together with their families, laid a wreath at the statue of the Liberator of America.
As Fidel promised on June 2001,when he said: “They shall return!” Gerardo, Ramon, and Antonio have arrived today to our homeland. The enormous joy of their families and of all our people, who have relentlessly fought for this goal, is shared by hundreds of solidarity committees and groups, governments, parliaments, organizations, institutions, and personalities, who for the last sixteen years have made tireless efforts demanding their release. We convey our deepest gratitude and commitment to all of them.
Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the State Council and Council of Ministers will address the Cuban people and the international public opinion this Wednesday 17 at noon to make an important announcement regarding relations with the United States. At 12:00 noon, the Cuban television and radio shall broadcast the address by the President, which will be broadcast by Cubavisión Internacional, Radio Habana Cuba and digital media sites in the Island.
The meeting in London of the Commission of Inquiry on the case of the Cuban Five examined in depth the specific situation of Gerardo Hernández Nordelo and the infamous charge (Count 3 “conspiracy to commit murder”) lodged only against him. It forms the basis of his sentence, in which he must die two times in prison. He is falsely accused of having participated in the shoot-down of the two planes of the terrorist group that calls itself “Brothers to the Rescue.”
This is the first time that Cubans on the Island can see the Special Holding Unit Prison Quarters of the United States (SHU), to go into it and if they prefer, to experience the conditions of a maximum security prison in solitary confinement, if only for five minutes. The installation reproduces a part of this type of US prison where “The Five” were prisoners having suffered a trial in Miami.
Havana, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) An experience exchange called “Five Days for the Cuban Five” will be the beginning in this capital today of a global program of solidarity with the Cuban antiterrorist fighters, about to turn 15 years imprisoned in the United States. The campaign will run until October 6, to mobilize international public opinion to achieve the release of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, and Fernando Gonzalez.
Washington, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Committee for the Release of the Five Cuban Antiterrorist Fighters convicted in the United States, called today friends and solidarity groups to multiply yellow ribbons, a symbol of hope for the return of these men to their homeland.During the actions to be carried out from September 5 to October 6, especially those on September 12, the day marking the 15th anniversary of the detention of the Cuban Five.
Belgrade, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 Serbians demanded the release of the Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in the United States, during a ceremony in the city of Pirot, southeast of the country, diplomatic sources informed. With the participation of youth, friends of the Caribbean island, and representatives from many political organizations, attendees referred to the details of the case of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, the latter already returned to Cuba after completing his prison term).