FREEDOM FOR THE FIVE POLITICAL PRISONERS OF THE EMPIRE

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Statement by Antonio, Ramón, and Fernando
We will continue until the final victory

Dear brother and sisters of Cuba and the world:

We have already served more than 11 years in prison and there is still no justice at any level of the U.S. legal system. Three of us have been transferred to the Miami Court to be re-sentenced in compliance with a ruling by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which determined that our sentences had been erroneously imposed. Our brother Gerardo Hernández, who is serving two life terms plus 15 years, has been arbitrarily excluded from this re-sentencing process. His situation remains the principal injustice in our case. The U.S. government is well aware of the falseness of the accusations against him and the unjust nature of his sentence. This has been a complex legal process, difficult and much discussed in every detail, in which we participated along with our counsels. We did not give one inch in our principles, decorum and honor, always defending our innocence and the dignity of our homeland. Just as it did at the moment of our arrest and on other occasions during these long years, the U.S. government has once again proposed that we should collaborate in order to obtain more benevolent sentences. Once again, we have rejected such a proposal, something that we never will accept under any circumstances. The work of the legal team and the indestructible solidarity of all of you can be seen in the results of these re-sentencing hearings.

It is significant that the U.S. government, for the first time in 11 years, has been forced to recognize that we did not cause any damage whatsoever to its national security. Also, for the first time, the prosecution publicly acknowledged the existence of a strong international movement in support of our immediate liberation, which is affecting the image of the U.S. judicial system in the eyes of the international community.

Once again the absolute political nature of this trial has been confirmed.

We, the Five, are being punished for charges against us that never have been proven. Although three of our sentences were partially reduced, injustice for all of us remains.

Cuban-American terrorists continue to enjoy total impunity.

We reiterate: We Five are innocent!

We feel profoundly moved and grateful for the constant solidarity that you are giving us, so crucial in this long battle for justice.

Together with you, we will continue until the final victory, which will only be won with the return of the Five to our homeland.

Antonio Guerrero
Ramón Labañino
Fernando González
Miami, December 8, 2009

Translated by Granma International
 

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ADDRESS OF PRISONERS

ANTONIO
GUERRERO
RODRÍGUEZ

FERNANDO
GONZÁLEZ
LLORT

GERARDO
HERNÁNDEZ
NORDELO

RAMÓN
LABAÑINO
SALAZAR

RENÉ
GONZÁLEZ
SEHWERERT

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