Panama: Irregularities Denounced in case of the Cuban Five

Panama: Irregularities Denounced in case of the Cuban Five Panama, Sept 20. – The trial and sentence of the five Cuban anti-terrorists in the United States revealed criminal intent and was "saturated by irregularities and violations of due process" declared Panamanian lawyer Ramiro Guerra.

In an opinion article entitled "Constitutional Grace as an Instrument of Justice, the expert analyzed the case of Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez, from a legal point of view.

Guerra explained that the "charges of terrorism applied to them were never proven, by the prosecution.

Instead, the jurist added, "it was made evident that they acted moved by a sense or need to obtain information to prevent actions by anti-Cuban groups against their country."

A recent forum of experts offered a detailed evaluation of the train and sentences against the Cubans from a legal, procedural and humane perspective.

As a result of this meeting, Guerra maintained that it was also a violation of the Civil and Political Rights Pact of the United Nations and the minimal rules for treatment of prisoners regarding the rights of the imprisoned to meet with their families and friends.

He pointed out that this contexts can be used by the United States President Barack Obama to issue a message of humanity and justice by abiding by constitutional rights to pardon the Cuban Five and allow them to reunite with their families.(Prensa Latina)