Spanish Demand Release of Cuban Five
2014.06.09 - 11:31:55 / ACN
Solidarity with Cuba movement in Catalonia, Spain, called in front of the U.S. consulate in Barcelona for a change of policy towards the island and the release of three Cubans imprisoned in that country.
Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero and Ramón Labañino next September will mark 16 years of their arrest in Miami, where they were tracking terrorist plans against their country.
The three are part of the group internationally known as The Five alongside Fernando González and René González, who are already in Cuba after having served sentences they received in a biased trial.
Catalan solidarity movement with Cuba denounced that both in the United States and Europe the case is silenced and that there have been many requests made by human rights organizations submitted to the U.S. presidency.
A report from the Cubainformación digital publication, quoted by Prensa Latina news agency, said that during the ceremony this weekend in front of the U.S. consulate in Barcelona participants displayed banners and shouted slogans, demanding President Barack Obama to release the three Cubans.
The event was attended by members of organizations integrated in the platform against the blockade Defensem Cuba and other groups, who said they will continue taking actions and making mobilizations until the liberation of the entire group.
Meanwhile, the Madrid Committee to free the Cuban Five called for next Thursday at 20:00 local time a rally in the Puerta del Sol to demand the immediate release of the three Cubans who remain in U.S. prisons.
Cubainformación recalled that last year 13 members of the Catalan Parliament signed a letter to President Barack Obama to demand the releaseof the Cubans.