Cuban Five Receive Support from Slovakia and Japan

2010.04.24 - 00:33:50 /

HAVANA, Cuba.- Slovakian supporters of the five Cubans unfairly jailed in the United States sent messages of solidarity to them and their families in Cuba.

Members of a miners association made up of workers who have worked in the Matahambre and El Cobre mines in Cuba sent the message to let the Cuban Five and their relatives know that in Slovakia they are actively working to achieve their release, according to the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry.

According to their message, the miners express their solidarity with the Cuban Five in public meetings, at schools and spread the word about the case through friends in the United States.

On related news, several Japanese lawyers committed to work on spreading the truth about the case of the Cuban Five who were arrested in 1998 for having penetrated Miami-based anti-Cuba groups.

In a meeting with Cuban ambassador to Japan, Jose Fernandez de Cossio, the Japanese lawyers said they will keep on fighting until the Cuban Five are sent home.

The Cuban Five were trying to prevent terrorist actions planned and conducted by those groups against Cuban government leaders and people and to overthrow the Revolution. However, the Cuban Five were sentenced in the U.S. to outrageous terms including life imprisonment on alleged charges.

(Agencia Cubana de Noticias)

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