Havana’s ELAM Students Want Freedom for Cuban Five


Students from the Latin American School of Medicine demanded in this capital the immediate return of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in U.S. prisons since 1998.

Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Rene Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez were sentenced to long prison terms for gathering information about terrorist actions against Cuba planned by Miami-based groups.

During a gala of nations in that faculty to celebrate Gerardo Hernandez’s 47th birthday, the students called on the U.S. government, just marking 5,000 days of their inprisonment, to end that injustice.

Adriana Perez, Gerardo’s wife, told the press that solidarity with the cause of the Five, as they known internationally, continues, as part of the support and contribution for their immediate return.

The event, called “We are the world,” is not only for Gerardo, but also for Ramon, who will celebrate his birthday on June 9, stated Perez, to whom U.S. authorities have denied visiting her husband in prison.

On behalf of the Students’ Association, Hector Felipe Riquelme, a Chilean sophomore medical student, made a statement by the future physicians, who demanded the immediate return home of the Five.

The students also demanded the end to the U.S.-imposed economic, financial and trade blockade on Cuba.

Taken from Prensa Latina

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