Ottawa, Oct 18 – Canadian solidarity groups will hold an event in the city of Vancouver next Saturday, to provide updates on the case of the Cuban anti-terrorist fighters condemned to unjust prison sentences in the United States more than 15 years ago, activist Tamara Hansen reported.Hansen told Prensa Latina that Cuba’s Consul General in Toronto, Javier Domokos, will provide details at the meeting about the campaigns underway for the immediate and unconditional release of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino Salazar, Antonio Guerrero Rodriguez, and Fernando Gonzalez Llort.
The men were arrested in Miami on September 12, 1998 and are still serving harsh sentences, for avoiding actions, like those that have killed more than 3,400 people in Cuba over the last 53 years.
The fifth member of the group, Rene Gonzalez Sehwerert, was released from prison on October 7, 2011, after completing his sentence and returned to his homeland in May after renouncing his U.S. citizenship, ending a three-year additional punishment of supervised release.
According to Hansen, the possibilities and future challenges of the international movement for the release of the anti-terrorist fighters will be also discussed during the activity.
The event is being organized by the Vancouver Communities group in Solidarity with Cuba and the Vancouver Committee to Free the Cuban Five, as the Cuban antiterrorist fighters are known in the global campaign fighting for their release.
Source: Prensa Latina