A new motion requesting return of Rene Gonzalez to Cuba was re-filed this week
René’s lawyers have now re-filed a motion requesting that René, who is currently serving an unjust 3-year probation in Florida, be allowed to return to Cuba and serve the rest of his probation period there, with his family.
Rene was released of prison on October 7, 2011, after having served 13 years, but has been obliged to fulfill three-year term of supervised release in US territory.
A similar motion was filed previously to Rene’s release and in that moment the Judge found that Defendant’s Motion was premature because a term of supervised release does not commence until an individual is “released from imprisonment”, and some amount of time on supervised release needs to pass before the Court is able to properly evaluate the characteristics of the defendant once he or she has been released from prison.
Now, 8 months later, Rene has fulfilled all the conditions imposed. It’s time to allow him to return home.