Paris, May 4. – Jacqueline Roussie, a member of the French Committee to Free the Five, sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama demanding the immediate release of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in U.S. prisons.
In her letter, Roussie recalled that in 2005, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention considered illegal the arrests of Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino and Rene Gonzalez, and described as unfair the trial held in Miami.
Lamentably, seven years later, the U.S. government does not obey this UN statement, the text said.
Roussie also wrote a letter to the Committee against Torture, in which she described as a monstrosity the injustice committed against the Cuban Five. Their real crime was alerting Cuba on terrorist actions by Florida-based terrorist groups. This initiative is part of a series of activities being carried out in France to demand the release of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters, the press office of the Cuban Embassy in France stated.(Prensa Latina)