Dear NNOC Friends,
It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we learn of the death of Leonard Weinglass. Len devoted his life to the struggles for justice. Other tributes have enumerated the many cases he was involved in and the numerous political defendants he has represented.
We, in the National Network On Cuba, have had the privilege of knowing Len through his work on the case of the Five. He generously participated in meetings, conferences, press briefings, and talks on the case. His contribution both to the legal aspects and to the helping raise public awareness of the case cannot be overstated. In every instance he was kind, helpful, generous, and modest. Up until the end, he worked on the case, preparing appeal documents for Gerardo and Antonio.
We have lost a friend and a brilliant fighter for justice who we can best honor by increasing our work and commitment to justice for the Cuban 5, the final cause of Len’s life.
We send our condolence to his family, the Cuban 5 Family, and the Cuban 5.
NNOC co chairs