Havana, Aug 1. – Metro, the most popular Belgian newspaper, published an interview with Gerardo Hernandez, one of five Cuban anti-terrorists held unjustly in U.S. prisons.The article highlighted the importance of the international campaign for the release of the Cuban Five, as they are known, and problems with family visits.
During a visit by two activists with the Free the Five campaign to the federal prison in Victorville, California, Belgians Katrien Demuynck and Marc Vandepitte submitted a list of questions to Gerardo Hernandez, one of the five.
The other four Cubans are Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez, and the five are considered national heroes in Cuba.
Gerardoâ�Ös interview was published in French and Dutch, under the headlines "A generation has grown up with the Cuban Five" and "Belgians gain access to the Cuban Five."
In the interview, Gerardo stated that initial promises of possible changes to US-Cuba relations during the Barack Obama presidency have not yet been fulfilled.
Gerardo, who remains firmly optimistic and confident in the strength of solidarity, sent greetings to the international movement to Free the Five.
In Belgium, the last three foreign ministers have spoken out for the release of the Cuban Five, sentenced to unjust and long sentences ranging from 15 years to double life terms for having infiltrated terrorist anti-Cuba organizations operating in the United States.(Prensa Latina)