Member of Cuban Five Legal Defense Team Dies 1

Roberto González Sehwerert, brother of convicted Cuban spy René González and a member of the Cuban Five legal defense team, died of cancer Friday morning in Havana.  According to Cuban media sources, his remains will be cremated and veiled in a family ceremony.

On March 12, 2012, the National Lawyers Guild made Roberto González an honorary member “in recognition of his contributions as an human rights defender and, in particular, his efforts in the case of the Cuban Five.  NLG Executive Director Heidi Boghosian went on to state “Roberto’s career and his steadfast support of his brother are emblematic of the Guild’s basic principle that human rights are more sacred than property interests. We are proud to count him in our numbers.”

Apparently unaware of the Cuban Five’s assistance in the February 1996 murder of four Americans, the NLG press release misidentified the convicted spies as “a group of political prisoners”

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  1. The House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1950 called the National Lawyer’s Guild “the foremost legal bulwark of the Communist Party, its front organizations and the controlled unions.” LEONARD B. BOUDIN, who represented Castro interests for more than three decades, was been publicly identified as an official of the Guild.
    The Guild’s “Cuba Committee” promotes a positive image of the Castro dictatorial dynasty.
    Guild member Hal Mayerson is attorney for the Cuban government travel agency Marazul. In 1983, Cuban intelligence defector DGI Capt. Jesus Perez Mendez gave the FBI a debriefing in which he stated that Meyerson was a Castro agent.

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