OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

Cuban émigré community organizations in Miami are planning a caravan across the city for September 6, to demand the release of three Cuban anti-terrorists imprisoned in the United States. The initiative led by the Alianza Martiana, will demand that the government of Barack Obama free Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero, who as of September 12, will have completed 16 years in prison. “It is our duty to remain determined in this just demand,” reads the communiqué released by the group calling for a definitive solution to the case. The caravan will travel along the city’s principal streets and avenues to additionally demand “the arrest, and prosecution of Cuban-American right wing terrorists, who are guilty of hateful crimes yet live openly in Miami, with the complicity and protection of the U.S. government,” the press note indicated. In the dawn hours of September 12, 1998, the FBI detained Hernández, Labañino and Guerrero, as well as Fernando González and René González, known internationally as the Cuban Five. The Five were in South Florida to monitor violent organizations there, in an effort to prevent terrorist attacks on the Cuban people, which have caused more than 5,000 deaths and injuries over the last 50 years. During the 16 years since their arrest, Nobel Prize winners, distinguished figures from all walks of life, legislators and people of good will around the world have demanded freedom for the Cuban Five. Fernando and René González completed their sentences in full, returned to their families in Cuba, and continue the struggle to win the release of their brothers Gerardo Hernández, Ramon Labañino and Tony Guerrero.