The Cuban Five were wrongly imprisoned in the United States in 1998 on espionage charges. The five Cuban nationals had been monitoring Miami-based terrorist groups plotting to attack Cuba.
The five Cubans unjustly jailed for years in the United States have given an emotional interview to Telesur on the circumstances surrounding their arrest, and the series of events that led to their release.
The Cuban Five were sentenced to maximum prison terms on allegations of espionage. Gerardo Hernandez received a double life sentence and Antonio Guerrero and Ramon Labañino received life sentences. The remaining two, Fernando Gonzalez and René Gonzalez, received 19 and 15 years respectively.
Since December 2014 all have been free.
In their teleSUR interview they sit in a semicircle, their eyes emit a contentment, belying the treatment of incarceration that followed their arrest on charges of espionage and terrorism, back in 1998.
They express great love and respect for Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, and the Venezuelan people – for their unwavering support during the years of imprisonment.
See the emotional and riveting interview below.