Chileans Urge Washington to Free the Five


Members of the Chilean Movement in Solidarity with Cuba urged the US administration to release the five Cuban antiterrorists held in the U.S. since 1998.

The organization sent the US ambassador in Santiago de Chile, Alejandro Wolf, a letter denouncing that the trial held against the five Cubans violated important juridical norms, like the one  establishing that a trial must be held in an impartial territory and with a neutral jury.

“This is a juridical norm that cannot be violated, not even in the most serious criminal cases”, reads the letter in defense of the release of  Ramon Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Rene Gonzalez, internationally known as the Cuban Five.

The letter recalls that September 12 will mark the 14th anniversary of the unfair incarceration of the five Cuban heroes.

The activists reminded ambassador Wolf that Timothy McVeigh, author of the terrorist bombing of the Oklahoma Federal building that killed 168 persons, was judged in another US state to guarantee a fair trial.

However, the Cuban five were tried in Miami, a city infested with anti-Cuba organizations, marked by large terrorist records, which control or have strong influence on major media outlets. A hysteric anti-Cuba environment has always prevailed in that city of the US state of Florida, the letter explained.

The solidarity activists denounced the open violation of US law by journalists, who were paid Federal money to manipulate public opinion in Miami and to influence the juries.

“Authorities with your government have full knowledge of this action,” reads the letter addressed to the US ambassador to Chile.

Taken from AIN

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