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”