Havana, Aug 10. – Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provide overwhelming evidence that the United States paid for a campaign against the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly who have been held in prisons in that country for almost 13 years.
The campaign involved prominent reporters from the Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, and Diario Las Americas newspapers, and Miami-based radio and television stations that were on the U.S. governmentâ's payroll during the same period in which the five men were on trial.
The documents were obtained through a FOIA request made by the U.S. National Committee to Free the Five, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) and the newspaper Liberation.
During the trial of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Rene González and Fernando Gonzalez, the Miami media was saturated with highly provocative, prejudicial reports on the Cuban Five, as they are known worldwide.
According to a Free the Five Committee press release, further requests for the release of more documents are pending, with the objective of presenting the systematic and illegal policy of the U.S. government in violating the constitutional right of the Five to a legal trial.(Prensa Latina)