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Obama, Free the Five, Alarcon Says

May 2 (Prensa Latina) President of the Cuban Parliament Ricardo Alarcon demanded U.S. President Barack Obama to order the immediate release of the five Cuban antiterrorists, who have been unjustly held in that country for almost 14 years. “Obama, do what you can and must do: order the immediate and unconditional release of the Five”, noted Alarcon referring to the case of Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González.

“The fight for the Five to return to our country is a priority for all Cubans and a task we must carry out relentlessly until we succeed”, noted the leader of the legislative body during his statement at the fifth International Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba.

In front of over a thousand participants from all continents to the event, Alarcon underlined that the cause of the Five, as they are known worldwide, bears a strategic importance for all beyond the borders of the Caribbean nation.

“This cause is important for the peoples of the world that tackle the serious dangers of violence and irrationality of an arrogant and foolish policy of the great centers of power”, stated Alarcon.

The participants also discussed the actions carried out and those still pending so that Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, Fernando and René, arrested in Miami when they monitored the plans of anti-Cuban organizations in south Florida, can return to Cuba.

Alicia Jrapko, coordinator of the International Committee to Free the Cuban Five in the United States, requested the support of those attending the meeting for the Five to return to Cuba.

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