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TODAYS’ NEWS 56   (3rd year)

31-05-13
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 Political nuance in solution to case of antiterrorists, according to René Gonzalez

The solution to the case of the Cuban Five has a political nuance, stated on Thursday Rene Gonzalez, one of the Cuban Five unjustly sentenced in the United States, after a rigged trial fraught with irregularities held in Miami.

René considered an embarrassment to the United States and its legal system that they have been imprisoned, responding from Havana, via Internet, questions from journalists during the Second Day of the campaign 5 days for 5 in Washington DC being held in that state.

Gonzalez, who was released in 2011 after serving his sentence, then subjected to serve a three-year term of supervised probation, in the United States and now in Cuba after renouncing the U.S. citizenship, from the Cuban capital he participated in interactive press conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, with which the second day of solidarity began in that city to demand the immediate release for the remaining four antiterrorists fighters still locked down in US jail, which will come to an end the next June 5.

Gonzalez denounced the abusive treatment they received prior to the trial carried out with a mass media negative disclosure against him, he underlined, isolation in solitary cells and the limitation of contacts with the family.

González, Hero of the Republic of Cuba, as well as his cofrades Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero y Fernando González, stressed that it is time for the governments of the United States and Cuba to stablish a dialogue, a reiterated provision on the part of the Caribbean island’s officials as long as it is held based on principles of respect and iquality.

Ignacio Ramonet, Spanish writer and journalist, one of the personalities who is partaking in the event, said to reporters that Cuba has never replied with violence, but has always suffered the most vicious terrorism. More than three thousand 500 deaths.

Parliamentarians, jurists, writers, journalists, trade unionists, human rights organizations, religious leaders and activists from 22 countries are participating in this event from Thursday. This event of solidarity is organized by the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five, as they are known.

The demands on the event of solidarity include the halt to the ruthless policies against Cuba such as the ban on travel for US citizens who wish to visit the island; the closing of the illegally occupied detention camp based on Guantánamo and the return of that portion of Cuban territory usurped for over 100 years to its national sovereignty, as well as to remove Cuba from the State Department’s annual State Sponsors of Terrorism list, which constitute a sultry fact being disclosed last Thursday once again. (Translator; Jorge Smith Juárez/Siempre con Cuba  Source: PL)