Belarusian Orthodox Leader Demands Release of Cuban Five

Belarusian Orthodox Leader Demands Release of Cuban FiveMinsk, Feb 8. – The head of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, Kirill Vajromeev, on Wednesday favored to spread the case of five Cuban antiterrorists unjustly held in U.S. prisons, in Belarusian society and the world.

In a meeting with Cuban Ambassador Alfredo Nieves, at the headquarters of that Church, the religious leader was interested in the case of Ramon Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Rene Gonzalez.

The Cuban Five, as they are known internationally, were prosecuted in the United States in 1998 for monitoring the activities of Miami-based violent groups against Cuba.

Vajromeev described Cuba's demand for the heroes' return home as just.

One of them, Rene Gonzalez, has to stay for three years on U.S. territory on parole, after having served his sentence for more than 13 years.

The Belarusian patriarch also highlighted the support from dozens of Nobel Prize winners and hundreds of organizations, and religious academic, cultural and human rights institution worldwide for the release of the Cuban Five.(Prensa Latina)