Havana, May 28. – Cuban Parliament president Ricardo Alarcon denied Thursday that US President Barack Obama is representing the advocated change in his electoral campaign without at least releasing the Cuban Five.
"While he is not releasing the Cuban Five, President Obama should not imagine he can persuade us there is any true word in his promises," said Alarcon at the opening of a seminar at the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO) Thursday.
The seminar is analyzing the challenges and results of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), and Alarcon regarded the case of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and René Gonzalez (The Cuban Five) as a prevarication.
"The US current government is forces to end this the only possible way: removing all the charges and false accusations and ordering immediate release of the Cuban Five without exception or condition," said Alarcon.
When he referred to the actions and campaigns against the Cuban Five in Miami, Florida, Alarcon reminded the denouncing that many of the journalists taking part in these actions were paid by the US administration.
"We know their names, and the many of thousands of dollars they received. There is a non-governmental organization which declassified the list, and claims for the US government to reveal the leases and other data to measure the reach of such a violation," he stated.
Before 70 parliamentary delegates from 13 countries, Alarcon said that the time limit to present the "habeas corpus" in favour of Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban Five, sentenced to two life prison verdicts, plus 15 years, expires on May 15, since the Supreme Court refused the revision of his case.(Prensa Latina)