Cuban Lawyer Asks Obama to Free Cuban 5

Cuban Lawyer Asks Obama to Free Cuban 5Havana, Jun 8 . – We should achieve that U.S. President Barack Obama use his power to free the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in U.S. prisons since 1998, lawyer Nuris Piñera said.

It is not a matter to discuss on commutation, amnesty or any legal figures he could use, but to activate his faculties to release them, the director of the Cuban Law Firm for Special Services and lawyer for the families of the five men, told Prensa Latina.

Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Rene Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez were sentenced for gathering information about violent actions against Cuba planned by Miami-based groups.

We are in front of a political case, and the only way we have them return home is insisting with public opinion, revealing the truth on the continuous violations carried out against them, the lawyer said.

We should denounce arbitrariness in front of the international organizations, so important figures speak out for this case and joined to the demand within the United States, she noted.

What is happening now is a request for revision under violations of constitutional guarantees related to the due process, the right to defense, and a fair and unbiased trial, Piñera said as updating about the issue.

Piñera criticized the double standard of the struggle against terrorism Washington has promoted in the world, as maintains peoples who systematically practice it in their territory.

The disproportionate sentences imposed to the Five clearly contrast with those applied in recent years in the United States to other people charged with unusual spying and even in some cases linked to actions against the United States, according to documents published about the issue.(Prensa Latina)