The international solidarity campaign for the release of the five Cuban antiterrorists unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. since 1998 steps up with activities around the world.

In the Mexican city of Merida, the president of the Cuban Assembly of the People’s Power (Parliament), Ricardo Alarcon de Quesada, handed a letter signed by these antiterrorists to the director of the POR ESTO! Newspaper, Mario Renato Menendez, expressing their gratitude for the support of this journal to their cause.

According to Granma newspaper, Alarcon also gave Menendez a wooden piece
made by Gerardo Hernandez, who just like Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Rene Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez have been imprisoned for 13 years, for trying to prevent terrorist actions against Cuba.

An exhibit of cartoons by Gerardo was inaugurated in Maryland, in the U.S., in a house that sheltered Central Americans persecuted in their countries.

The inauguration was attended by young Latin Americans who grew up in the U.S., among others. Participants were given details on the case of these men –internationally known as the Cuban Five–, the long terms they were sentenced to, and the lack of real justice in the U.S.

Elsewhere, in the city of Nizhni Novgorod, in Russia, members of the Russian Society of Friendship with Cuba discussed new ways to express their support of the cause of the Cuban Five, reports the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry (

Prensa Latina news agency also informs that participants in the First Latin American Health Congress, held in Montevideo, Uruguay, signed a letter demanding U.S. president Barack Obama to release these antiterrorists immediately.

In Ghana, Africa, a national campaign for collecting signatures for the freedom of the Cuban Five concluded recently. In the meantime, Iranian media outlets published an interview with the Cuban ambassador to that nation, William Carbo, on the case of Gerardo, Ramon, Antonio, Rene, and Fernando.


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