Monument against Terrorism to Be Unveiled in Cuba

Holguin, Cuba, Nov 18. -The 7th International Colloquium for the Release of Five Cubans unjustly held in the United States since 1998 will continue in this eastern city on Friday, when a monument against terrorism will be unveiled.The monument is in the Holguin community of Boca de Sama, where a terrorist attack took place in 1971.

Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez are currently serving lengthy prison sentences of up to two life terms plus 15 years for informing on criminal plans by anti-Cuban groups based on U.S. territory.

Rene Gonzalez, detained along with his partners in 1998, after has already served his sentence but he should complete an additional three-year period of supervised freedom in that country.

The meeting, which has brought together some 300 delegates from 50 countries, opened on Wednesday and will conclude on Saturday.

Cuban Parliament President Ricardo Alarcon on Thursday denounced the concealment efforts promoted by the United States in the case of the Cuban Five, as they are known internationally.

The meeting's agenda also included a panel entitled "The Peoples of the World Accuse (Luis) Posada Carriles," alluding the mastermind of the explosion in midair of a Cuban aircraft in 1976, as a result of which all 73 people on board were killed.

Participants in the event gave their testimonies, among them, relatives of the victims of that attack and Italian citizen Giustino di Celmo, father of Fabio, a young man who was killed in 1997 in a bomb explosion in a Havana hotel. (Prensa Latina)