The Cuban Five
British Foreign Secretary William Hague confirmed that his government follows the case of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in the United States, the Campaign of Solidarity with the Caribbean nation in the United Kingdom (UK) reported.
Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino and Rene Gonzalez were detained in 1998, for monitoring activities by violent groups against Cuba based in south Florida.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay expressed her support of actions in favor of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters held in the United States and said she would do her best to find a solution to the case.
Pillay received the spouses of Rene Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez, Olga Salanueva and Adriana Perez for the third yearly occasion in Geneva.
Rene Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez, along Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Ramon Labanino, known as the Cuban Five, were given extremely long sentences by a Miami court in 2001 after they monitored Florida-based violent organizations that planned terrorist actions against Cuba.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry says that the US government has committed a new arbitrary action against Rene Gonzalez Sehwerert, which toughens his probation term by making it increasingly similar to prison conditions, only to keep punishing him after so many years of cruel and unjust treatment.
- Antonio Guerrero Dedicates Book to His Four Companions
- Cuban Five Salute Baseball Classic Team
- Cyber-activists in Havana for the Freedom of The Five
- New Book on the Cuban Five at Havana’s International Fair
- Cycling Cup for the Cuban Five
- First Woman Astronaut Demands Release of the Cuban Five
- Solidarity with the Cuban Five Increases in the United States