Cuban Parliament to Double Efforts for Cuban Five Release

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During the inauguration of the meeting, the parliamentarians agreed to double their efforts for the release of the Cuban antiterrorists who remain unjustly imprisoned in the United States since 1998 for trying to prevent terrorist actions against the Caribbean nation.

By ACN

The Eighth Ordinary Period of Sessions of the Seventh Legislature of the Cuban National Assembly (Parliament) began on Friday morning at Havana’s Convention Center with the presence of President Raul Castro and Fist Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura.

During the inauguration of the meeting, the parliamentarians agreed to double their efforts for the release of the Cuban antiterrorists who remain unjustly imprisoned in the United States since 1998 for trying to prevent terrorist actions against the Caribbean nation.

“I propose approving, by voice vote, an accord to raise a jury of millions around the world who can mobilize for the immediate release of our comrades”, said Ricardo Alarcon, the President of the Cuban Parliament.

He recalled that December 29 will mark the tenth anniversary of the decision made by the Cuban legislative body to name Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino and Fernando Gonzalez  “internationally known as the Cuban Five” Heroes of the Republic of Cuba.

Hernandez, Guerrero, Labañino and Fernando Gonzalez remain imprisoned while Rene Gonzalez was recently released, but he was forced to stay in U.S. territory for three years on probation.

The agenda of the Eighth Ordinary Period of Sessions of the Seventh Legislature of the Cuban National Assembly includes the discussion of details of the Economic Plan and Budget for 2012, and reports from the People-s Supreme Court and the General Attorney’s Office. The legislators will also analyze the implementation of agreements reached during the Sixth Congress of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) held last April.

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