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Monday, July 9, 2012
United States Rejects Petition of Anti-terrorist Gerardo Hernandez
Havana, July 9.- The Attorney General’s Office of the US state of Florida expressed the Miami court its rejection of the request issued by lawyer Martin Garbus, on behalf of Cuban antiterrorist Gerardo Hernandez, of an oral hearing and access to additional information that allowed a deeper probe into the case of “journalists”, who were paid to act before and during the trial against the five Cuban antiterrorists in order to create what was described in 2005 by the Appeals Court as a perfect storms of prejudices and hostility.
In an evidently evasive maneuver, the US government tries to argue that the facts presented by the defense do not exist and that it is not necessary to look for more information in order to clarify them, according to the Antiterroristas.cu) website.alt
The government told Judge Joan Lenard that the denunciation by the defense about the behavior of the “journalists”, who Lenard herself admitted to have threatened and harassed the jury, is but conspiracy and generalized speculation.
The Attorney General’s Office warned that it could resort to “executive privileges” and to the Classified Information Protection Law to reject the petition, which is the same as admitting its intention to keep hiding and manipulating the proofs.
The government office also rejected the oral hearing requested by Gerardo Hernandez.
Gerardo Hernandez, along Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, and Ramon Labanino, were given unfair and extremely long sentences on charges that were not proven, after they monitored Florida-based ultra-right organizations that have undertaken terrorist actions against Cuba over the past five decades. (Taken from Radio Habana Cuba)
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