Mirta Rodriguez and Magali Llort, the mothers of Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez, respectively, told the almost 270 members of the South American Brigade of Voluntary Work now on the island that this year is of great significance in the struggle for the release of from prison of the Cuban Five, as they’re known internationally.
In view of the imminent exhaustion of appeals in this case, it only remains for defense lawyers to apply for a writ of habeas corpus, which they plan to resort to in June, so only international solidarity will be able to achieve the release of these five men, they assured.
For more than 11 years now, Antonio and Fernando, as well as Gerardo Hernandez, Ramón Labañino and Rene Gonzalez, are serving harsh and unjust sentences, as a consequence of a biased trial that ended in 2001, held in
A member of the Brazilian delegation made reference to some of the actions carried out in
Argentinean Cecilia Martinez, who visits
Young Chilean Tamara Contreras defended
In view of the need of making the just nature of this cause known, she called for an increase in the spreading of the truth about this case, for which several organizations are working in
Argentinean professor Marcos Candelino criticized the silence of the press with regard to unusual events like the recent climbing of the Aconcagua –the highest mountain in The
The Brigade, in