Camagüey, Sep 5 – In response to the call from Cuban anti-terrorist Rene Gonzalez, members of the Cuban scientific community will wrap the trees at Casino Campestre in this city, Cuba”s largest urban park, with yellow ribbons on September 12, it was announced today.
That date marks the 15 years that Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez, have spent in prisons in the United States of America, and is a call for their freedom.
The mission of those anti-terrorist fighters was to prevent violent actions against their country by terrorist groups based in Florida.
Gonzalez is now in Cuba after completing 13 years in prison and an additional punishment of supervised release in the United States.
He has confirmed that he will not be free while his four companions remain in prison.
For Americans, yellow ribbons carry a sense of hope, said Gonzalez. The custom emerged at the time of the English Civil War, when the wives of soldiers awaited them wearing ribbons of that color, a tradition which later passed to the United States and is currently a symbol for those in that country who are awaiting a loved one.
Source: Prensa Latina