Havana, Cuba, Oct 13.- South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) demanded U.S. President Barack Obama the immediate release of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unfairly incarcerated in that northern country since 1998.
In a statement made at the Organization of Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa, Asia and Latin America (OSPAAAL) in Havana, the political organization requested to put an end to the impunity of the terrorists that are walking freely on the streets of Miami.
In an open letter by that organization, the General Secretary of the OSPAAL, Alfonso Fraga, demanded Obama to use his constitutional powers to release the Cuban Five.
Fraga denounced that the decision of the Miami judge that forces Rene to stay for three years in US territory under “supervised release” after serving his sentence "not only puts his life at risk, because it forces him to live where notorious criminals are located, but also constitutes an additional punishment for him and his relatives."
While referring to the decision of that judge, Fraga recalled that Rene should respect "the special condition" of not going near places frequented with absolute impunity by well-known terrorists, among them Luis Posada Carriles.
Posada Carriles –among other bloody incidents- was the mastermind behind the explosion in midair of a Cubana airliner in 1976, which killed all 73 people on board, added the OSPAAAL.
In view of these facts, we ask for greater international solidarity to demand the U.S. government the unconditional release of Rene Gonzalez, and that it allows his immediate return to Cuba to with his family," pointed out Fraga.
Also joining the demand made by the South Africans and the OSPAAAL was the Commission for International Relations of Cuba’s National Assembly of the People’s Power (Parliament), which urged parliaments to exert their influence so President Obama allows Rene to return home.
We call upon all parliaments and their members, on political forces and groups committed to truth and justice, on all honorable men and women on the planet to exert all their influence on Obama, underlines the declaration.
On Wednesday, media outlets highlighted the images of Rene Gonzalez' release from prison broadcast by Cuban television, who expressed, after kissing his daughters: “I’m ready to continue struggling until I die."
Rene Gonzalez, along with Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, and Gerardo Hernandez, were given harsh sentences in the United States for informing about violent actions against Cuba planned by Florida-based terrorist groups.(ACN)