Nuevitas, Cuba, Oct 5 – The video documentary “Tie a Yellow Ribbon,” alluding a poem by Cuban antiterrorist fighter Antonio Guerrero, is a global singing for the freedom of Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly condemned in the United States, activist Marivivi Rodriguez said here today.
With 21 minutes in length, the initiative of the International Committee to Free the Five is a linked synthesis, among other matters, to the speech by the Hero of the Republic of Cuba, Rene Gonzalez, related to his call, released on September 12, to tie yellow ribbons.
In statements to Prensa Latina, Rodriguez said Gonzalez’ exhortation on the need for giving an earthquake of solidarity based on the U.S. tradition of tying yellow ribbons as an expression of love for those who are awaiting a loved one, found the answer in the Caribbean island and in many parts of the world.
The documentary, released in the northern coastal city of Nuevitas, about 630 kilometers east of Havana, during the 3rd Youth Symposium for the freedom of the Cuban antiterrorist fighters and against terrorism, also includes songs, a walk, and the sports marathon held in Havana for the cause of the Five.
It shows that an entire people was mobilized on September 12 to mark the 15th anniversary of the imprisonment of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, and Fernando Gonzalez arrested in 1998 in Miami, for monitoring terrorist actions against the island, she said.
Rodriguez stated that the solidarity response to the call made by antiterrorist fighter Rene Gonzalez, the fifth sentenced who already returned to Cuba in April after completing 13 years in prison and an additional punishment of supervised release, was received from the United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Peru, and Chile, among many other nations.
The also member of the International Committee to Free the Five said the video documentary will be also screened today at the Cultural House of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) in Havana.
Source: Prensa Latina