Madrid, Jun 24 , — A motorcade claimed in the Spanish capital, Madrid, the release of four of five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters who are serving unfair prison sentences in the United States for almost 15 years.
Organized by the Madrid Committee to Free the Five, the caravan, consisting of thirty vehicles, traveled last Sunday about 20 kilometers between the central Retiro Park and the City Council of Rivas Vaciamadrid.After arriving in the municipality of the metropolitan periphery, the participants in the march then held a political act to demand Washington to release these men, who were arrested in 1998 for monitoring the activities of anti-Cuba terrorist groups based in Miami.
“Our main strength is that we know they are innocent,” said Araceli Escudero, a member of that committee, who updated the audience on the prolonged confinement of Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez, and Antonio Guerrero.
Escudero also referred to the case of Rene Gonzalez, the fifth of those fighters who, after completing his sentence, returned to Cuba on April 22, and was allowed to stay in the island after renouncing his U.S. citizenship.
Furthermore, Alfredo Catala, representative in Spain of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples and Susana Sardiña, counselor of Havana’s embassy in Madrid, expressed gratitude to the Spanish movement of solidarity with the island for all actions they carry out to make this cause known.
The day of support to the five antiterrorist fighters closed with the performance of Cuban singer-songwriters Orlis Pineda and Ismael de la Torre, and Spanish German Coppini and Jose Maria Alfaya.