|Relatives of the Cuban Five Reiterate Concern for Rene|
|Written by ACN|
|Wednesday, 09 November 2011 08:27|
BAYAMO, Cuba.-Relatives of the five Cuban heroes condemned in the United States for trying to prevent terrorist actions reiterated on Monday in this city that the life of Rene Gonzalez, one of these patriots, forced to stay in the northern country after his recent release from prison, is in great danger.
They expressed their concern during a conversation with students in Bayamo, where, since
Saturday, they have been explaining the situation of Rene, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon LabaÃ±ino,
Gerardo Hernandez and Fernando Gonzalez to representatives of various sectors.
They were arrested in 1998 in Miami and condemned in 2001 to sentences ranging from 15
years to two life imprisonments plus 15 years, for warning Cuba about terrorist actions
conceived by extremist organizations in Florida acting against the island with Washington's
Mirta Rodriguez, mother of Antonio, asserted that the relatives of The Five condemn the
cruelty of the US justice to these heroes and particularly now against Rene, who served his
sentence and is suffering an additional punishment: to stay for another three years in the US
under "supervised release."
His life is in great danger, she specified, because they force him to stay at the
terrorists' hideout, in addition to not being able to get in touch with his comrades in
struggle and that his wife is not allowed to visit him.
The latter is an additional act of cruelty, maintained throughout Rene's 13 years of
imprisonment, and now in the so-called "supervised release," she pointed out.
Magali Llort, mother of Fernando, explained that solidarity is decisive in the struggle to
free The Five.
Any action in favor of truth, in Cuba or abroad, and mainly in the US, is important to
spread the case, and represents a moral incentive for Rene, Fernando, Antonio, Gerardo and
Ramon, she added.
Students from different educational levels read messages of solidarity addressed to these
Heroes of the Republic of Cuba, and gave flowers to Mirta and Magali.