Cuban Jurist Calls for Solidarity with the Five

Cuban Jurist Calls for Solidarity with the FiveSanto Domingo, Feb 9. – Renowned Cuban jurist Rodolfo Davalos called on Dominicans to support with evidence the demand for the release of five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in U.S. prisons.

During a ceremony at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Cuban Ambassador Alexis Bandrich referred to the work, profession, age and family of the Five, as they are known internationally.

Davalos, a professor of International Law at the University of Havana, updated the audience gathered at the Pedro Mir Library about legal aspects of the case, whose Miami trial was rigged since the beginning.

It is not enough to shout freedom, but to learn why they should be released, because the reasons are those that increasingly attract people in the world, including ten Nobel Prize winners, statesmen and figures, he noted.

A very powerful reason is that without evidence of spying, there are no spies, and that happened with Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Rene Gonzalez.

The latter was released from prison in October, but he has to remain in the United States for three years under supervised release, which poses a risk to his life, stated the jurist.

Ambassadors Alfredo Murga (Venezuela), Rosa Adilia Vizcaya, (Nicaragua), Bolivia's general consul, Maria Teresa Lavayen, and diplomats from Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Ecuador also attended the meeting.(Prensa Latina)