Articles / The Cuban Five / News / Scottish Parliament Holds Public Debate on Cuba and the Cuban Five
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Scottish Parliament Holds Public Debate on Cuba and the Cuban Five
Havana, Cuba, May 15.- The Scottish Parliament held a debate on Cuba and the case of the Cuban Five, on the occasion of the contemporary art exhibition Beyond the Frame by artists from UK and Cuba, including Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernandez, two of the five Cuban anti-terrorism fighters.
The parliamentary session was attended by the wife of Fernando Gonzalez –another one of the Cuban Five- Rosa Aurora Freijanes, Antonio Guerrero’s son, Toni Guerrero, who was one of the speakers at the event.
Deputy Elaine Smith, who is the coordinator of the Inter-party Group on Cuba, said the exhibition is the broader and most representative on the topic ever staged in Scotland and pointed out that the funds collected will be used in the campaign for the release of the Cuban Five.
Smith criticized the imprisonment of the five Cubans and recalled that prestigious institutions and personalities of the world have seriously questioned the impartiality of the legal process that led to the imposition of harsh sentences on the Cuban Five.
Likewise, she denounced the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed in Cuba by the U.S. which has caused a severe negative impact on the Cubans’ life; while extolling the economic and social achievements reached by the island, as well as their internationalist vocation.
After the debate, the Inter-party Group on Cuba was summoned to discuss its future actions in support of the Cuban Five. The group agreed to make better use of alternative media in their actions in solidarity with the Caribbean nation and with Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino and Rene Gonzalez. (ACN)
Most read news ...