A march in solidarity with five Cuban anti- terrorist fighters who remain unjustly imprisoned in the United States since 1998 takes place on Monday in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital.
Participants in the demonstration are demanding the immediate release of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez – internationally known as the Cuban Five – who were arrested in Miami in 1998 for infiltrating right-wing groups in South Florida that were planning and carrying out terrorist attacks against Cuba.
According to Prensa Latina news agency, the event, organized by groups in solidarity with the Cuban Five, is attended by representatives of the Cuba-Venezuela Movement of Mutual Solidarity, and from revolutionary and social organizations.
The march, from the Bolivar Plaza to the Jose Marti Plaza in Caracas, is part of an international campaign for the release of the Cuban Five, who were unjustly arrested and imprisoned, “when the true criminals are in Miami and they conspire every day to overthrow the Cuban and the Bolivarian Revolution,” the Cuba-Venezuela Movement of Mutual Solidarity wrote in a statement.
“The Empire unjustly accuses them and keeps them in prison although, paradoxically, it harbors the worst terrorist of Latin America: Luis Posada Carriles,” the text adds.
The Cuba-Venezuela Movement of Mutual Solidarity recalled that the unjust imprisonment of the Cuban Five has also been condemned by the United Nations.
The detention of the Cuban Five was declared arbitrary by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in 2005.
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