Relatives of the Cuban Five Speak on-line with Friends of Cuba

2010.04.24 - 10:31:00 /

HAVANA, Cuba.- The on-line debate for the release of the five Cuban antiterrorism fighters and on the occasion of International Workers Day, to be celebrated on May 1st, included the participation of relatives of The Five, unfairly incarcerated in the United States.

Magali LLort, Mirtha Rodriguez and Irma Sehwerert, mothers of Fernando Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Rene Gonzalez, respectively, along with Elizabeth Palmeiro, the wife of Ramon Labañino, answered questions and messages of solidarity arriving from around 15 nations.

After two hours of exchanges with representatives of labor union organizations that are friends of Cuba, Llort told ACN that the initiative was an excellent platform to reach many places, with truth and justice.

She added that "on May 1st, the entire people will march against the lies currently being told about Cuba, and our sons know that very well."

Raymundo Navarro, member of the National Secretariat of the Cuban Workers Confederation (CTC), told the press that the objective of the forum is to call to international unity, in order to reach the Barack Obama administration with more strength.

The interactive forum will be available at until Sunday, May 2, when the Solidarity-with-Cuba Labor Union Meeting will take place, highlighted the working class leader.

Navarro also called Cuban workers to multiply their actions for the release of The Five, by knocking at the doors of the 880 labor union organizations from 136 countries the CTC has links with.

So far, the forum has been visited by 588 people and has 85 answers on 13 fundamental topics. The countries with the largest participation are Canada, the United States, Argentina, Switzerland and Australia.

Ramon Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez have been in prison since 1998 for trying to protect their people from the attacks of Florida-based counterrevolutionary groups.

(Agencia Cubana de Noticias)

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