Cuba Strengthens Battle for Return of Cuban 5 1

18 de enero de 2013, 12:52 Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Kenia Serrano, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), stated in this city that one of the most urgent battles in the country is to achieve the return of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in the United States.

In a meeting with journalists and ICAP members in the province of Ciego de Avila, Serrano urged the intensification of solidarity in the campaign for the release of the Cuban Five, as they are known in the world.

Ramon Labañino, Rene Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez were detained in 1998 for preventing Miami-based terrorist groups from carrying out violent actions against Cuba.

Rene Gonzalez was released from prison in October 2011 after serving 13 of the 15 years to which he was sentenced, but he is being forced to stay three years more and prevented from returning to his homeland under supervised release.

There is evidence that the U.S. government paid large sums of money to journalists to create a hostile climate surrounding the case and the jury was pressured by various maneuvers, the official said.

For such reasons, it is necessary that the American people know the truth of what took place, and be aware that the Five are serving long and unjust sentences, she said.

Editor’s Note: For a concise summary of ICAP’s collaboration with Cuban Intelligence, see the July 5, 2012 posting, “Spy Surrogate to Host “Free the Five” Symposium:” http://cubaconfidential.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/spy-surrogate-to-host-free-the-five-symposium/

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  1. Kenia Serranos the one in charge of the espionage Organization ICAP,should know that US DOES NOT NEGOTIATE with countries that support terrorism.The Criminal Cuban Government adopted the practice of the former KGB of arresting innocent people and give them long sentences to at the end exchange them for their spies that were incarcerated in other countries.The Cuban criminal Government should not that THEY DO NOT DICTATE OR CONDUCT OUR POLICY,MUCH
    LESS RUN OUR EXTERIOR POLICY! We know the truth that took place,the reality is that the “5 HEROES” were nothing
    less than Cuban MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR DI AGENTS (A CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION) Which were sent to the United States of America to spy in The Southern Command and Boca Chica Air force Base.

    It is normal practice for the Cuban Government to lie and to smear with their Propaganda the reality of the real events.
    During History the Cuban Government has done it,for instance in Granada according to GRANMA Newspaper the
    Cuban personnel were nothing more than constructors.In reality they were MININT Personnel and Cuban Army Combat
    Engineers from the MININT,among them DI Officers.

    Let’s eliminate the Rhetoric and tell this Kenia Serranos that “WE DO NOT NEGOTIATE WITH COUNTRIES THAT SUPPORT TERRORISM”

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