President Correa Criticizes Sentence to Cuban Five in OAS 1

Cochabamba, Bolivia on June 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, criticized today before the 42nd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), the sentence to five Cubans suffering imprisonment in U.S. jails.  Correa denounced the double standard existing in the continent at the time of establishing justice and cited the unfair sanctions to which were convicted Cubans Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero and Rene Gonzalez, for defending their country from terrorism.  Correa mentioned their names and referred to the silence that media kept on their situation, despite the international outcry for freedom.  The Cuban Five were sentenced to long prison sentences, which included life sentences, in a rigged trial in Miami in 2001.  At the same time, Correa criticized the unjust economic, financial and commercial U.S blockade against Cuba for over 50 years keeps and regretted the position of the mainstream media that silence what our peoples do.

Editor’s Note:  Prensa Latina (PRELA) is a Cuban news agency long known for its collaboration with the regime’s intelligence services.


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