New injustice in the case of the Five
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.
Josefina Vidal, U.S. director at the Cuban Foreign
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.
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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
A Challenge to
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.
CHALLENGE TO JOURNALISTS (II) (III)
Details revealed of
U.S. government efforts to deny the Cuban Five a
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.
denies Gerardo’s rehearing petition
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.
new motion filed
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
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?
States v. Gerardo Hernández, Luis Medina, Antonio
Guerrero, Rubén Campa and René González.
New legal step
in the case of
the Cuban Five
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
Fernando González to a prison
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.
U.S. injustice against the Cuban
Five in Geneva
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"
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
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.
asks Florida court to reject habeas corpus relief
for two of Cuban Five
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.
moment, still incomplete
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?
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
Justice for the
Five once again denied
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
René González Sehwerert
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
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.
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.
Hire" website publishes complete list of U.S.
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
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
Gerardo and Antonio
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.
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.
Gerardo Hernández Nordelo
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.
U.S. Government responsible for the health and
physical integrity of Gerardo Hernández Nordelo
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.
describes U.S. policy toward Cuba as "terrorist"
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.
States is responsible
for the health and physical integrity of Gerardo
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
spends his birthday in the "hole"
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.