_ Sinay Céspedes Moreno
Holguin, Cuba, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Five, unjustly imprisoned in the United States since 1998 for fighting terrorism, symbolize human sensibility, said Giustino Di Celmo, an Italian citizen whose son was killed in a terrorist act in Cuba.
Not even the tiredness proper of his 91 years makes this man stop fighting to show the world the importance of the release of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters apprehended while working to protect the Cuban and U.S peoples from terrorist acts.
During a break after a session of the 7th International Colloquium for the Release of the Cuban Five and against Terrorism, in the eastern province of Holguin, Di Celmo told Prensa Latina his impression about this kind of meeting.
In his opinion, these forums are useful to reveal the truth about Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino and Fernando Gonzalez, who have served lengthy prison sentences in the United States for more than 13 years. Rene Gonzalez, the first of the Five to serve his sentence, but has been retained in the United States for three years under "supervised release".
I got here this morning and if at my 91 years I have to make this trip a million times, I’ll do it joyfully, because this exchanges make you think about justice, Di Celmo said very slowly.
He recalled his participation in a similar meeting two years ago, when he was one of the speakers in a room full of people who demanded immediate freedom for the Five.
For him, Cuban Five are two words that mean a lot, and especially they say much about sensitive people, though some persons try to minimize their meaning.
They are courageous men who risked their lives to save millions and gave U.S authorities information to prevent acts of terrorism, without compromising national security, and for that reason the government of that country must be thankful instead of being so unfair, he stated.
But that (U.S.) system does everything to fulfill its hunger for conquering and controling the world, and that is not a good behavior, he added.
To fight against that, we should multiply these meetings, make posters and show pictures all over the world, even in the smallest countries. We need to work hard. That is why, I’m here, he added.
He explained that when his son Fabio died in an explosion at the Copacabana hotel in Havana in 1997, he decided that he wanted to live and die in Cuba, and that is what he is doing.
According to Di Celmo, the world is watching the fading and decadence of the capitalist system led by the United States, and on the other hand, Cuba is the light of many countries and was an important factor in the awakening of Latin America.
I don’t want to exaggerate, but without Cuba this would not be the century of Latin America. Cuba is Cuba, and I will fight here to my last breath, he stressed.