Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights will continue monitoring closely the situation of the five antiterrorist Cuban fighters who are unfairly serving harsh sentences in the United States, according to a letter released by the Foreign Ministry. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba published the answer of that UN body to a document sent by the Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations in Geneva, on the case of Gerardo
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Statement from the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five on the Release from Prison of René González
René González, one of the five men known as the Cuban Five, today [Oct. 7, 2011] will walk out of Federal Prison in Marianna, Florida. He will walk out with his head held high after more than 13 years in prison, having served his utterly unjust sentence with complete dignity. He has been a model prisoner, even while suffering the indignity of being inhumanely deprived visits from his wife for more than 11 years. Unable to afford René even the small victory of his release, however, the U.S.
Terrorism: Cuba has had to endure terrorist attacks organized in the United States since 1960. Cubans say sabotage and violent attacks have killed thousands on and off the island. Terrorists have bombed hotels and night clubs, subjected the Cuban President to multiple assassination plots, and in 1976 brought down a fully loaded Cuban airliner. All 73 aboard died. U.S. refusal to prosecute or extradite two men responsible for the airliner bombing epitomizes U.S. tolerance – some say foster
Individuals and political organizations opposing the half-century-old U.S. economic blockade against Cuba have joined in sponsoring a petition to President Obama to free the Cuban Five prisoners. This “Pardon for the Five” group is presently seeking signatories for a printed petition and for the on-line petition version that appears below. When arrested over 12 years ago, the five Cuban men were monitoring private paramilitary groups in Florida engaged in organizing anti-Cuban terrorist a