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Conference in the U.S. in Support of Cuban Five

July 10 (Prensa Latina) Organizations in Miami of the Cuban exile convened today a conference to address the special appeals process of four of the Cubans Five unjustly sentenced for about 14 years in prison in the U.S.

The meeting was suggested by the Jose Marti Alliance, Antonio Maceo Brigade, the Jose Marti Association, the Bolivarian Circle of Miami and the Association of Christian Women in Defense of the Family, among other nongovernmental groups in solidarity with Cuba.

Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez internationally known as The Cuban Five, held in this country for monitoring anti/Cuban terrorist organzations based in Florida.

The text of the call to the conference recalled that the appeals of the Cuban patriots and other required legal documents are in the hands of the judge, Joan Lenard, from the Federal Court of the Southern District of Florida.

At the meeting, scheduled for Sunday July 15 at Key Biscayne Hall at the Embassy Suites Hotel, attendees will also address the issue related to the condition of supervised release imposed by U.S. authorities to Rene Gonzalez.

‘As a matter of elementary human solidarity, we can never cease claiming justice to those whose task was to protect innocent people from terrorism,’ emphasizes the communication to which Prensa Latina had access.

The conference will be dedicated to Rene’s brother and lawyer Roberto Gonzalez Sehwerert, who recently died in Cuba and served as a member of the defense team of the Five.

Prosecutors in Florida, United States, declined to deepen by a new audience, the many irregularities that characterized the case of Hernandez Nordelo, one of the Cuban Five.

On July 6, that body sent the Miami court its opposing to the petition filed by attorney Martin Garbus, representing Gerardo.

Hernandez called for the delivery by the Government of additional evidence to deepen in the case of journalists paid with federal money and acted before and during the trial of the Five to create a perfect storm of prejudice and hostility.

Hernandez, Labanino, Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez were arrested in 1998.

The latter was released in October 2011 after serving his penalty, but must remain in the U.S. by three years supervised release.

In a biased trial in Miami in 2001, the Five were condemned to long prison sentences, which included life sentences and sentences of 19 and 15 years.

International personalities, associations and government representatives have defended and remember they were only controlling the activity of extremist groups trying to anticipate their violent actions and gathering evidence of possible attacks against Cuba.

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