Bolivian Filmmaker Demands Freedom of Cuban Five

Bolivian Filmmaker Demands Freedom of Cuban Five

Bolivian Filmmaker Demands Freedom of Cuban Five

La Paz, Aug 27  –  Prominent Bolivian filmmaker Jorge Sanjines demanded the release of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters condemned in an irregular trial in the United States late last century.

Sanjines, director among other films of “El coraje del pueblo” (The Courage of the People) (1971), “Las banderas del amanecer”(Flags of Dawn) (1983), and “Insurgentes” (Rebels) (2012) considered unjust the imprisonment of the Cuban Five, as the antiterrorists are known, who were convicted of spying terrorist groups operating against Cuba from southern United States.

In exclusive statements to Prensa Latina, Sanjines, 77, stressed that ‘what we claim to empier is: what moral they have to condemn, prosecute, and imprison five Cubans, without evidence, without proof….’

The also director of “La nacion clandestine” (The Clandestine Nation) insisted that ‘we must find a solution to that problem as soon as possible, as part of the intense international clamor in support of the cause of the Cubans.’

Four of the five antiterrorists, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Fernando Gonzalez and Antonio Guerrero, are still in prisons in the United States, while Rene Gonzalez returned to Cuba this year after serving his sentence and spend two years of supervised release in that country .

Source: Prensa Latina

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