Global Organizations: Free the Cuban 5

Havana, Oct 12. -The African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa demanded U.S. President Barack Obama the prompt release of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters, unjustly held in that northern country's prisons since 1998.In remarks to the Organization of Solidarity with the People of Africa, Asia and Latin America (OSPAAAL) in Havana, that political organization requested to end the impunity of terrorists who are freely walking the streets of Miami, USA.

OSPAAAL Secretary General, Alfonso Fraga, demanded Obama in an open letter from that organization to use his constitutional powers to release the Cuban Five.

A Miami judge's decision to force Rene Gonzalez to stay three years of "supervised release" in the United States after serving his sentence "not only puts his life at risk, because it obliges him to live where notorious criminals are located, but also is an additional punishment for him and his relatives," Fraga stated.

Referring to the judge's decision, Fraga said Rene should respect "a special condition" of not approaching places where renowned terrorists are, among them Luis Posada Carriles.

Posada Carriles, among others, is the mastermind of the explosion in midair of a Cubana de Aviacion airplane in 1976, which killed 73 people, OSPAAAL said.

"In view of those facts, we require a greater international solidarity to demand the U.S. government an unconditional release for Rene Gonzalez, and allow his immediate return to Cuba, with his family," Fraga said.

The International Relations Commission of the Cuban Peoples' Power National Assembly (Parliament) also joined the demand made by South Africans and the OSPAAAL. That commission urged lawmakers to influence on President Obama so that he allows Rene to return home.

Media highlights on Wednesday a video footage of Rene Gonzalez' release from prison, saying "Ready to struggle until the day I die."

Rene Gonzalez, along with Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, and Gerardo Hernandez, are serving harsh sentences in the United States for informing the government and people of Cuba of violent terrorist actions planned by groups based in Florida territory. (Prensa Latina)