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Jurists meeting in Washington emphasize irregularities in the trial of the Cuban Five
June 13, 2013

A panel of eminent jurists, including attorney Martin Garbus from the team defending the Cuban anti-terrorists imprisoned in the United States, presented in Washington a detailed analysis of the irregularities which occurred during the prosecution of the Five.

New injustice in the case of the Five
April 10, 2013
WASHINGTON, April 8.—Authorities at the Victorville Penitentiary in California have refused to allow the U.S. actor Danny Glover a planned visit to Gerardo Hernández, according to a communiqué from the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5.

Statement from Josefina Vidal, U.S. director at the Cuban Foreign Ministry

March 1, 2013

IN the context of the publication of the February 27 MINREX statement, referring to a new outrage against one of the Five, a State Department official, who asked not to be named, gave a statement to the EFE news agency.

Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

March 1, 2013

RENÉ González Sehwerert, Hero of the Republic of Cuba, has been subjected to a new arbitrary act on the part of the government of the United States, which has further limited the conditions of his supervised release, making them increasingly similar to incarceration.

A Challenge to Journalism (I)

September 12, 2012
THE U.S. government has flagrantly violated the Constitution and the law to ensure the unjust conviction the Cuban Five, who will soon complete 14 years of arbitrary and illegal imprisonment. This was not an isolated event, but rather a systematic effort carried out over the course of the prosecution of the Five, which cost millions dollars of public funds. There is very limited information available about the operation, its duration, the amount of money utilized, persons involved, and other important aspects.

- A CHALLENGE TO JOURNALISTS (II) (III)

Details revealed of U.S. government efforts to deny the Cuban Five a fair trial
August 24,12
ON August 20, a groundbreaking affidavit on behalf of Gerardo Hernández, one of five Cubans unjustly imprisoned in the United States for their anti-terrorist activities, was filed in Federal District Court in Miami, by attorney Martin Garbus. The renowned First Amendment and civil rights attorney joined the Five's legal defense team in April 2012.

U.S. government denies Gerardo’s rehearing petition
July 10, 2012
WASHINGTON.—On July 6, the District Attorney’s Office for the state of Florida informed the Miami Court of its opposition to the petition presented by Martin Garbus, the lawyer representing Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, asking for a rehearing of the case and the release by the government of additional evidence in order to investigate the issue of journalists paid with federal money to create, before and after the trial of the Cuban Five, what the 2005 Court of Appeal panel described as a perfect storm of prejudice and hostility.

René González: new motion filed
June 27, 2012
WASHINGTON, June 26.—ON June 22, René González Sehwerert’s lawyers re-filed a motion with the Florida Southern District Court, Miami Division, requesting that his conditions of supervised release be modified and that he be allowed to return to Cuba, where his family is resident, the antiterroristas.cu. website reports.

From prison
June 18, 2012
WE visited Gerardo Hernández for the fifth time and, as usual, his spirits seemed higher than ours despite the fact that he resides in a maximum-security federal prison.

CAN SOMEBODY PROTECTING CUBA AGAINST TERRORISM BE FAIRLY TRIED IN MIAMI?
June 12, 2012
United States v. Gerardo Hernández, Luis Medina, Antonio Guerrero, Rubén Campa and René González.

New legal step in the case of the Cuban Five

June 8, 2012

ON June 6, 2012, a motion on behalf of Gerardo Hernández requesting an Oral Argument and Discovery was filed with the U.S. Southern District Court of Florida (Miami Court) by counsel Tom Goldstein and Martin Garbus*, through his local counsel Richard Klugh.

Fernando González to a prison in Arizona
June 4, 2012
FERNANDO González, one of the Cuban Five unjustly imprisoned in the United States, was transferred May 31 to a prison in Arizona, according to an announcement made by the International Committee for the Freedom of the Five.

Adriana Pérez denounces U.S. injustice against the Cuban Five in Geneva

March 5, 2012
GENEVA.— Adriana Pérez, wife of Gerardo Hernández, addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council, denounced illegalities committed in the case of the Cuban Five, in an interactive dialogue with Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions. She recalled that this entity had declared its opposition to the incarceration of Antonio, Fernando, Ramón, René and Gerardo, and that although almost seven years have passed since their declaration noting the arbitrary nature of their imprisonment was made, the United States government has yet to acknowledge the ruling.

Philip Horowitz, René González’ lawyer: "Prison was bad but supervised liberty is insulting"
February.16,12
CUBAN anti-terrorist Rene González Sehwerert has completed four months of his supervised liberty on February 7. That day we talked with his lawyer Philip Horowitz for close to half an hour.

Antonio Guerrero transferred to Oklahoma penitentiary
June.12,12
HAVANA.—María Eugenia (Maruchi), the sister of Antonio Guerrero, one of the five Cuban anti-terrorists incarcerated in the United States, has sent a message to all those in solidarity with the Five and demanding their liberation.

U.S. government asks Florida court to reject habeas corpus relief for two of Cuban Five
December.12,11
ON December 6, 2011, the U.S. government asked the Southern District of Florida Court to reject the collateral petitions for habeas corpus relief filed by Ramón Labañino and Fernando González, alleging that the arguments put forward lack the legal merit to be considered by the court.

A long-awaited moment, still incomplete
October.12,11
IN her dreams, Olga Salanueva had written the script for the day. She simply wanted to see her husband René step across the threshold of the home she has been preparing for him on Cuban soil, for more than 10 years. "The two of us share the need to close the circle. Just as I imagined when they first so cruelly took him, I needed to see him come in the door, sit down along with the girls, breath easy, say 'it's over' and go back to living."

Why is the U.S. government refusing to hand over the satellite footage of February 24, 1996? Why the U.S. media silence about such a scandalous event?

September 30, 2011
GERARDO Hernández Nordelo, one of the Cuban Five incarcerated in the United States, has submitted a request for habeas corpus relief on the basis of new evidence.

Editorial
Justice for the Five once again denied
September 28, 2011
RENÉ González Sehwerert, one of Cuba's five anti-terrorist heroes, will be released from prison October 7 having served in full the brutal and unjust sentence he was given.

The truth and justice for René González Sehwerert
September 23, 2011

The sentence handed down to René included this unheard of requisite: "As a special additional condition of his probation, the accused is prohibited from associating with or visiting specific places where individuals where individuals or groups such as terrorists, members of organizations advocating violence or organized crime figures are known to frequent."

Judge Lenard’s Cruel and Bizarre Decision against Rene

September 19, 2011

ON Friday, September 16, a federal district court judge made a bizarre ruling concerning one of the Cuban Five defendants who completes his jail sentence on October 7.


Telephone interview with Richard Klugh
September 5, 2011
Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban Five, submitted his request for a habeas corpus relief in March based on new evidence. He received the US reply on April 25 this year opposing his request. He has now submitted a reply with additional information.

"Reporters for Hire" website publishes complete list of U.S. government contracts
August 11, 2011
THE National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Liberation newspaper, and the Partnership for Civil Justice Foundation, have now released the documents obtained in the latest FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) petition by Liberation newspaper.

Alarcón calls on the revolutionary press to unite efforts
May 4, 2011
RICARDO Alarcón de Quesada, member of the Political Bureau and president of the National Assembly of People's Power, has called on the revolutionary press to unite around cases like that of the Cuban Five, unjustly incarcerated in the United States.

Gerardo and Antonio present key documents
March 24, 2011
WASHINGTON.– Recent documents filed by two of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the United States substantiate the manipulation of their original trial and their innocence, according to activist Gloria de la Riva.

Informative note

August.4.10
YESTERDAY morning, August 3, Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, hero of the Republic of Cuba, spoke by telephone with his wife, Adriana Pérez O’Connor and informed her that, in the afternoon of August 2 he had been moved from isolation, where he was placed on July 21, to the general population area of the prison where he is serving his unjust sentence.

Message from Gerardo Hernández Nordelo
August.4.10

This Wednesday morning, Adriana Pérez, the wife of the Cuban hero Gerardo Hernández, a political prisoner in the United States, received the following message from him, via the U.S. International Committee to Free the Cuban Five.

The U.S. Government responsible for the health and physical integrity  of Gerardo Hernández Nordelo
August.1.10
 
Since Wednesday, 21st of July, Gerardo Hernández Nordelo has been in "the hole" again; this time in conditions so harsh that his health and physical integrity are being seriously affected.

Alarcón describes U.S. policy toward Cuba as "terrorist"
July.30.10

ON Thursday, July 29, during the session of the International Relations Commission of the Cuban parliament, Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power, described as "terrorist" the policy followed by the U.S. administration against Cuba for countless years and once again demanded the release of our five heroes, unjustly incarcerated in U.S. jails.

The United States is responsible for the health and physical integrity of Gerardo Hernández Nordelo
July.5.10
SINCE Wednesday, July 24 Gerardo Hernández Nordelo has been once again confined in the hole. On this occasion in particularly harsh conditions that are a grave danger to his health and physical integrity.


Ramón Labañino spends his birthday in the "hole"
June.10.10
RAMÓN Labañino, one of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters imprisoned in the United States, celebrated his 47th birthday yesterday (June 9) but remained in an isolation cell where he has been confined since last April 27.

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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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