Five Heroes: June 2008

Monday, 9 June 2008

Birthday greetings to Rene, Gerardo from Perth

More than 20 people gathered in Perth yesterday to celebrate "Che" Guevara, Gerardo and Rene's birthdays.

This celebration was organised to reaffirm the commitment to the freedom of the Cuban Five in the wake of the politically manipulated outcome of the 11th Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

Vinnie Molina, president of the friendship society in Perth expressed his disappointment for the result that continues to keep five heroes in jail after already being unfairly detained for 10 consecutive years. Their only crime being to defend their homeland from terrorists attacks carried out and organised by the Cuban mafia in Miami.

He also condemned the actions of the US government that keeps the self confessed terrorist Luis Posada Carriles walking free while keeping the Cuban Five illegally incarcerated. This self-confessed terrorist must be extradited to Cuba or Venezuela to pay for his crimes.

Those present also sent a message of solidarity to the Cuban Five and signed birthday cards for Gerardo and Rene which will be posted by members of the friendship society.

We must continue the struggle until the Cuban Five return home.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

US Revenge Clouds Cuban Five Ruling

Havana, June 7 (Prensa Latina) Rene Gonzalez, one of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unfairly held in US prisons, described as an act of vengeance against Cuba an Atlanta appelate court ruling on June 4 upholding their convictions.

"The baseness of those trying, by this case, to satisfy their instincts of vengeance against our homeland, has been once again discharged on us and our loved ones," he said in a message published Saturday by Granma daily.

Gonzalez questioned the US judicial system and denounced how those representing the law are able to mock their own laws when it comes to acting against Cuba.

At the end of his text, he called on the Cuban people to close ranks in defense of the Revolution as "the only honourable response to this vile act."

'Five Heroes' comdemns this gross act of injustice against the Cuban Five.

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Saturday, 7 June 2008

URGENT: The Atlanta Court of Appeals decision on the Cuban Five

Dear ACFS members, friends and supporters: 
It is with indignation that we share the following information. News came to us yesterday that the Atlanta Court of Appeal upheld the previous sentences imposed in the illegal and politically motivated trial against the Cuban Five Heroes. 
We would like to encourage people to maintain their rage and hope for the freedom of these five Cuban heroes whose only crime was to defend their homeland from terrorist attacks. 
Please read the message that we have received from the Free the Five Committee in the United States. Click here

Through this blog we aim to add more voices to the campaign to free the five Cuban political prisoners who are being unjustly held in prisons in the United States.