Spanish Solidarity Group Condemns Cuban 5 Imprisonment

Spanish Solidarity Group Condemns Cuban 5 ImprisonmentMadrid, May 13. -The Spanish Movement of Solidarity with Cuba demanded in this capital that U.S. President Barack Obama immediately releases five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the United States since 1998 for trying to prevent violent actions against their country.

At a meeting on Thursday night, several organizations asked the U.S. statesman to free Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino and Rene Gonzalez.

Cuban flags and photos of the Five, as they are universally known, were waved during the gathering, organized by the Madrid Committee to Free the Five.

Also on the list were thousands of leaflets with a brief explanation of the unjust legal procedures the five men have suffered for nearly 13 years, including their disproportionate sentences of up to double life terms.

The solidarity movement with the island denounced the double standard applied by the U.S. government to keep those men behind bars, as protecting confessed terrorists such as Luis Posada Carriles.

To identify with the Five is not a political, but human matter, the solidarity groups in solidarity with Cuba stated in a document. They promised to multiply their actions and continue making known the case of Gerardo, Antonio, Rene, Ramon and Fernando until achieving their release and their return home.

They also used the occasion to continue intensifying the European campaign to collect one million signatures for the release of the Cuban Five in the coming month. (Prensa Latina)