Written by Ruben Ricardo Infante
Upcoming 2013 will be decisive in the struggle for the release of the Cuban Five - true antiterrorist still held in the United States, said today in Havana Mirta Rodriguez, mother to Antonio Guerrero Rodruiguez.
A Song for the Cuban Five and against Terrorism
In that sense, Rodriguez added that it is necessary to coordinate new actions to achieve the return to Cuba of Ramon Labañino, Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez and her son Antonio, during a meeting with the members of the contingent 55 of the Nordic Brigade of Solidarity with the Caribbean island.
She also called to break the silence wall around the case inside United States, where most of the citizens ignore the situation, with the purpose of mobilizing the public opinion in favor of the cause of the Cuban Five.
In 1998, the Five were arrested to investigate terrorist groups plannning actions against Cuba, and after a trial taking place between 2000 and 2001 they received their sentences without the proof of the accusations.
The mother of Guerrero qualified of high-priority the work to send to US President, Barack Obama who has abilities to grant them an indult.
Also, she referred there is no answer of the legal resource presented by the defense, with documental evidences that the US government paid supreme discharges of money to about 80 journalists so that they created a hostile climate around the case and they influenced in the decision of the jury.
On the other hand, several Nordic brigadists expressed solidarity and support to Rodríguez, and they commented some of the initiatives that carry out in their countries to contribute to the liberation of the Cuban Five.
The president of the Sweden-Cuba Association of Friendship, Martin Osterlin, pointed out that they are experiencing new initiatives like carrying out trips to the United States to expand the solidary movement in the North American territory.
The Nordic Brigade, integrated by young professionals from Sweden, Norway, Finland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland and other countries of the Scandinavian area and of the north of Europe, arrived in the Caribbean island at the beginnings of December and it will remain here up to January 5th.
Coordinated by the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), the program of the stay has included activities like the participation in a Bonfire of Friendship and the contribution to agricultural voluntary works.