12 sept. 2009

Mexicans, Cubans Want Cuban 5 Free

Mexico, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Mexicans and Cubans demanded Friday in this capital the release of five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unfairly imprisoned in the United States 11 years ago.

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Cuban ambassador to Mexico Manuel Aguilera retold in front of a large auditorium some details of the manipulated trial against Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, and Fernando Gonzalez, condemned to harsh sentences.

Their real crime was to defend their country from violent actions by anti-Cuban terrorist groups settled in that northern nation.

Aguilera recalled how in 2005 the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded for a first time, in a case relative to the United States, in which the Cubans' detention was inadmissible.

The White House and the Court of Appeals from that northern country recognized that evidences of the trial have been manipulated to create spying charges, the diplomat stated.

"Top military officials who appeared as witnesses and reviewed alleged evidences swore they had founded nothing to involve searching secret information or affect the US security," Aguilera said in the official transcription of the trial.

The Court of Appeals unanimously determined in September 2008 there was no proof that those men had copied or provided secret information, so he termed erroneous the accusation of spying.