Irma Sehwerert Milejan, mother of Rene Gonzalez, one of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters held in the U.S., appreciated in central Cienfuegos city the expressions of affection and solidarity she received on her son’s birthday.
During a tour of the city, Sehwerert said she was very grateful to the support given by solidarity committees in different nations of the world, which sent her their messages on her son’s birthday, August 13.
At the place of Maria Orquidea Artilles, a Cienfuegos citizen who turned her living-room into a site promoting the truth of the Cuban Five case, Rene’s mother said she was very impressed with the initiative, which calls the attention of Cuban and foreign visitors to the city.
Projects like this one allow the world to understand the truth of our children, said Irma, who was accompanied by Mirta Rodriguez, mother of Antonio Guerrero.
Rodriguez noted that this kind of initiatives encourages more and more people to join the struggle against the unjust holding in US territory of their sons and their compatriots Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino and Gerardo Hernandez, known as the Cuban Five.
She announced that she expects to meet again with Guerrero at the Florida-based Marianna prison, during a visit this week accompanied by her grandchildren Tony and Gabriel, and her daughter Maria Eugenia.
Maria Orquidea’s Place at 3905, on San Fernando Street in Cienfuegos, and best known now as the Cuban Five House, is considered as a new center in the struggle for the return home of the five Cuban heroes.