Cuba, Dec, 5th – An international investigation commission will hear in London the testimony of Cuban Rene Gonzalez, one of the five anti-terrorist fighters who were given unfair and extremely long sentences in the United States in 2001.At the initiative of the Voice for the Five Campaign, the commission will open sessions March 7 and 8 next year at the prestiged Law
Society in London, according to media reports from Washington.
Rene Gonzalez, the only one of the Five to have returned to Cuba after having met his prison sentence, will take part at the hearing along
relatives of victims of terror actions undertaken against Cuba, lawyers and politicians, according to the International Committee for
the Freedom of the Cuban Five.
The international campaign for the Cuban heroes was launched October 30 with the participation of renowned personalities in the world of
arts, communications, law, politics and representatives of social organizations.
Some of the figures with the Voices for the Five Campaign include US political analyst Noam Chomsky, German writer Gunter Grass, former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Nobel Peace Laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel and British actress Emma Thompson, among many others.
Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González were arrested September 12, 1998 in Miami after they infiltrated Florida-based violent organizations that planned terrorist actions against Cuba. In 2001, they were submitted to a biased Miami trial that gave them unfair sentences amidst a hostile atmosphere raised by local journalists and media outlets paid by the US government.