Havana, Sep 24. – Ramon Labanino, one of the five anti-terrorist Cuban fighters unfairly held in US prisons for 13 years now, lamented on Friday the death of African American Troy Davis, who was executed in Georgia two days ago.We are deeply sorry for the horrible execution of Troy Davis. It is another terrible injustice that tarnish the history of this country (the United States), wrote Ramon, also on behalf of Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez.
The Cuban Five, as they are known worldwide, were detained on September 12, 1998, when they were monitoring violent actions by anti-Cuban groups based in Florida.
Now we have another cause, another banner to continue our struggle for a better world for all, free from the death penalty and barbarity, said Ramon in the text published in the blog Real Cuba and the Cubadebate website.
In honor of Troy Davis and of all innocent people worldwide, we have to continue united !until final victory!
Davis, close to be 43 in October, was sentenced to death for the killing of a police officer in 1989 and 22 years later, the southern state of Georgia applied the death penalty by a lethal injection on him.
"I am innocent. I did not do it, Iâ�Öm very sorry for his loss, but that day I did not have any gun in my hands," said Davis before being executed.(Prensa Latina)