US Institution Organizes Forum in Solidarity with the Cuban Five
Havana (Cuban News Agency – ACN) The Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Caroline (sic), in Chapel Hill, will host two forums October 24 in solidarity with the four Cuban anti-terrorist fighters held in US jails since 1998. The corrupt behavior of US justice with respect to the case of the Cuban anti-terrorists is the main topic on the agenda of the meetings.
Some of the lecturers include actor and activist Danny Glover, Miami-based lawyer William Norris, Professor Jane Kirtley from the University of Minnesota, the director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Caroline (sic) Louis Perez, Law professor at that higher education center Deborah Weissman and the coordinator of the Solidarity Committee with the Cuban Five Gloria La Riva.
Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Rene Gonzalez and Ramon Labanino, internationally known as the Cuban Five, were arrested in 1998 after they monitored Miami-based terrorist organizations. Rene Gonzalez served a 13-year prison sentence and achieved the modification of his parole in exchange for the renouncing of his US citizenship and returned to Cuba. The other four men are still held in US prisons.