HAVANA, Cuba, May 18 (acn) Grenada’s Prime Minister counselor Gerry Hopkin, met with Cuban ambassador to his country, Angel Reigosa, in Saint George to speak about the current situation of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters imprisoned in the United States.
Reigosa gave Hopkin a few documentary films and printed materials about the case to hand them over to Prime Minister Tillman Thomas, says a press release on the Cuban Foreign Ministry’s website www.cubaminrex.cu.
The five Cubans Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Ramon Labañino, known as the Cuban Five, were arrested in 1998 and sentenced -in 2001 in Miami- to outrageous terms ranging from15 years in jail to double life terms plus 15 years.
The Cuban Five were monitoring terrorist anti-Cuba groups based in Florida, which enjoy Washington’s protection.
Regarding relations Cuba and Grenada, Hopkin thanked Cuba’s assistance to his country in several fields of social and economic development and reiterated his government’s stance against the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba.
Prior to the meeting, Cuban specialists participating in collaboration programs in Grenada dedicated a Scientific Forum to the Cuban Five.
The event was attended by Reigosa, Henry Thomson, chief doctor of Grenada’s Health Ministry; Kester Draga, director of the General de Saint George Hospital, and Clara Garcia, head of the Cuban Medical Brigade, in addition to health specialists from Grenada.
In the forum, Dr. Garcia read a review of the Cuban Five’s case and encouraged those attending the meeting to step up action in favor of their release and to send messages to US president Barack Obama asking him to set them free.
Cuban News Agency