|Uruguayan Workers Union to Hold Meeting in Support of Cuban Five
2012.05.03 - 16:49:12 / email@example.com
HAVANA, Cuba. - The Uruguayan workers confederation PIT-CNT will hold a meeting Thursday in solidarity of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unfairly condemned in the United States, with Olga Salanueva, the wife of Cuban Five Rene Gonzalez, in attendance.
Salanueva and Abel Rivero, with the Cuban Workers Confederation, were invited by the ruling Frente Amplio and the union to join them in the May Day central meeting and help foster the campaign for the release of the Cuban Five while in Uruguay, PL reported.
Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez were condemned to harsh prison terms ranging from 15 years to double life sentences for warning Cuba over terrorist plans schemed by Florida-based anti-Cuba, extreme rightwing groups.
Salanueva’s husband Rene Gonzalez has already served his term; however, he received an additional, unjustified sanction of a three-year supervised release, under which he must remain in the U.S.
On Thursday, Salanueva will also meet with top regional officials of the department of Rocha, a province located 210 Km northeast Montevideo.
In her efforts to foster solidarity with the Cuban Five and to thank the Uruguayan people for their support, Salanueva had met on Wednesday with the PIT-CNT’s Gender Commission and the Executive Secretariat, and also with Montevideo’s mayor Ana Olivera in the City Hall of Uruguay’s capital.
Fernando Gambera, with the Secretariat of the workers organization, told PL Salanueva’s testimony is very moving, and described Washington’s economic, financial and commercial blockade against Cuba as shameful.
Olivera pledged to do everything in her power to achieve the freedom of the Cuban revolutionaries as she noted that their cause involves not only a political injustice but also a humanitarian side that leads people to anything possible in their favor.