The Steelworkers Union of Canada urged U.S. President Barack Obama to allow Rene Gonzalez, one of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters held in US prisons since 1998, to return home.
Rene's stay in Miami is a call to anti-Cuban groups to take revenge on him, because they see him as an enemy at reach, easy to access, said the group in a letter addressed to the U.S. president.
The Cuban Five sentenced to lengthy prison terms for monitoring terrorist groups that operate freely in South Florida, the letter recalled.
"We urge you to use the power bestowed on you as President of the United States of America to guarantee that Rene Gonzalez is allowed to return to the Island and reunite with his family," the union members demanded.
Recently, members of association of solidarity with Cuba organized a tour of eastern Canada to denounce the injustice committed against the Cuban antiterrorist fighters.
In early October, Rene was released from a prison in Marianna, Florida, and is under supervised freedom and the obligation to stay for another three years on U.S. territory after serving 15 years in prison.
Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, internationally known as The Cuban Five, were arrested on September 12, 1998, in the city of Miami. In a trial plagued with irregularities held in Miami, they were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 15 years to two life sentences plus 15 years.