The Cuban Five
Sometimes I try to imagine the morning of October. 7 in when René González will be able to see the sunlight again without the encumbrance of rusty bars and I think: After thirteen years of unjust imprisonment, what will come to his mind?
Probably, he will feel no hate towards those who stole his freedom, but pity. Pity because they will never be free until they are able to love each other and use that love to create. Pity because they will never feel the love and suffering of a country that sacrifices for its children. And loneliness will surround them even when they have thousands of people by their side.
Estela Hernandez, pastor at the Willian Karen Baptist Church in Havana, Cuba, discussed Peace and crucial issues for global society in an interview given to the Cuban Radio Portal and CondorCuba in which she said: when we listen to the news it seems that the world is falling apart due to the men’s power hunger. We Christians and all men and women of goodwill in the world hate the war. It is impossible not to think about children, orphans, widows, and the destruction of ancient cities and their cultures, which are being destroyed and falling apart.
A thousand delegates from 18 countries confirmed their attendance to the Sixth Continental Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba to be held in Mexico in October, said a member of the organizing committee of the event.
To force Rene Gonzalez, one of the Cuban Five, to stay in U.S. territory for three years more after his release from prison, is an additional deliberate reprisal, driven by the same political motivations that characterized the whole process against these Cuban patriots, Granma newspaper stated on Wednesday.
In an editorial entitled "New U.S. injustice against the Cuban Five," the daily explained that Gonzalez will be released from prison on Oct. 7 after having completed the brutal and unjust sentence imposed on him.
- Cuba plans actions for the release of the Cuban Five in the U.S
- Growing world solidarity with the Cuban Five imprisoned in the U.S.
- Statement from the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 about Gerardo Hernandez' Legal Situation
- Resolution in favor of the Cuban Five approved by Belgian senate
- Cuba has "no lessons in democracy” to receive from the United States
- Haiti: Cuban Literacy Brigade talks about the Five
- French Committee supports the cause of the Cuban Five