Introduction. At 4:30 Friday morning Rene Gonzalez became the first of the Cuban Five to be released after 13 years in prison for monitoring the activities of terrorist groups. Florida district court Judge Joan A. Lenard decided however that Rene must next serve a three-year term of supervised release in U.S. territory. The international Committee to Free the Cuban Five responds that: “This is not only inhuman, but also Rene’s life is in danger.” The other members of the Cuban Five are Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez.
Dady Chery, Editor
Washington – Rene Gonzalez will only be free when he returns to Cuba, stated the international Committee to Free the Five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in the United States since September 12, 1998.
Gonzalez was released early Friday from a prison in Marianna, north Florida, after completing his unjust sentence, the group recalls in a statement.
But, he must serve a three-year term of supervised release in U.S. territory, according to a decision by Florida district court Judge Joan A. Lenard.
“This is not only inhuman, but also Rene’s life is in danger,”
the Committee stated in a release, saying that terrorist groups belonging to the most reactionary sectors of Cuban exile work with impunity in this country.
The text says that the same criminals monitored by the Cuban Five’s Rene Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez, as they are universally known, remain free and protected by Washington.
“Let’s move heaven and earth to face this new arbitrariness and demand President Barack Obama to use his power and order the immediate release of Rene Gonzalez to his homeland,” states the note.
The solidary Committee stated that the U.S. government from now on will be responsible for anything that happens to Rene.
“Rene said he will dedicate all his energies to achieve that his other four partners in this cause will be also released,”
his wife Olga Salanueva stated on Friday.
VIDEO: Irma Gonzalez, daughter of Rene Gonzalez, argues one year ago for the release of the Cuban Five.
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