Berlin, May 24. – German parliamentarians demanded U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to act in favour of the release and return to Cuba of the Five antiterrorists condemned to long sentences in the northern country. In a letter sent to U.S. Justice Department through the German Embassy in Washington, the 17 federal signatory legislators also expressed great concern over the progress and outcome of legal proceedings against these five men.
Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino and Fernando Gonzalez were arrested in September 1998 for infiltrating groups that from Miami organized violent actions against Cuba, where authorities have registered more than three thousand four hundred victims of terrorism organized and financed on American soil.
We respectfully request you not to oppose the legal process again to achieve the return of the Five, and we would ask you also find ways to ensure graciously pardon or forgiveness of those five men, showed the letter sent to Holder.
Florian Pronold, Elke Ferner, Klaus Barthel, Petra Crone, Manfred Nink, Swen Schulz, Werner Schieder, Marco Bülow, Klaus Brandner, Ute Kumpf, Stefan Rebmann, Christoph Str ñsser, Waltraud Wolff, Sonja Steffen, Peter Danckert, Ottmar Schreiner and Andrea Wicklein, all members of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, recalled international declarations in favor of the Cuban Five.(Prensa Latina)