10/15/13 - Prensa Latina - Peruvian Legislators Urge Obama to Free Cuban Antiterrorists
15 de octubre de 2013, 11:25Lima, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian
legislators from many tendencies asked in a letter sent to U.S. President
Barack Obama to release the Cuban antiterrorist fighters, Antonio
Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, and Ramon Labañino.
The request, announced at the end of the World Campaign of Solidarity for
the Cuban antiterrorist fighters in Peru, invoke the U.S. president to
"end this situation that has lasted 15 years."
The petition calls the freedom for the Cuban antiterrorist fighters
unjustly condemned in 1998 along with Rene Gonzalez, who was released some
months ago, and is the leading activist in the struggle for the liberation
of his colleagues.
The note states that the release of those prisoners will be a measure "in
tune with the growing world demand," and recalls that these men were
convicted in south Florida, after a rigged trial that wrongly declared
The letter said that the signatories, led by legislator Sergio Tejada and
the members of the Cuba-Peru Parliamentary League, have deeply analyzed
about the case with information taken from national and international
Other activities in solidarity with the Cuban antiterrorist fighters
included a cultural event organized by Tejada, which highlighted the
tireless demand of freedom for these men, unjustly condemned in the United
The cultural event, held yesterday, included the screening of the music
video "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree," sung by notable Cuban
artists, and in which the only one of the five prisoners released, Rene
Gonzalez, and the relatives of his four companions who remain in prison,
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