Int’l Solidarity Movement: Free the Cuban 5

Havana, Sep 5. -The international movement of solidarity with the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in U.S. prisons urged President Barack Obama to end that injustice, as marking the 13th year of their imprisonment.A new campaign of support has been launched for Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, imprisoned since September 12, 1998.

The International Committee to Free the Five noted that while the United States keeps these innocent men in prison, it protects terrorists such as Luis Posada Carriles.

A press release issued by the group stated that activists this year would pay tribute to the young Italian Fabio Di Celmo, killed on September 4, 1997, during a bomb attack on Havanaâ�Ös Copacabana Hotel ordered by Posada Carriles.

The solidarity ommittee demanded that Washington "to extradite criminal Luis Posada Carriles, wanted as a fugitive in Venezuela, a country that has been demanded his extradition for six years and wants the Five be released."

The Five, as Gerardo, Ramon, Antonio, Fernando and Rene are universally known, were detained in Miami on September 12, 1998, while working to warn their country of criminal plans by anti-Cuban terrorist groups based in Florida.

The committee note also notes that after just seven years of prison, "freedom was awarded" in the United States to two of the murderers of former Chilean Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier and his young U.S. secretary Ronny Moffit.

Both were killed on a Washington street on September 21, 1976. The perpetrators of the crime were Cuban-born terrorists Jose Dionisio Suarez, Virgilio Paz and Guillermo Novo. (Prensa Latina)