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Saturday, August 18, 2012
New Legal Move Backs Habeas Corpus for Anti-terrorist Jailed in the U.S.
Havana, Cuba, Aug 18.- Defense attorney for Gerardo Hernandez, a Cuban anti-terrorist prisoner meeting two life terms plus 15 years in the U.S., will file a groundbreaking affidavit with the Federal District Court of Miami on August 20, seeking the overturning of his wrongful conviction.
Martin Garbus, a renowned First Amendment and civil rights attorney, who joined the legal defense of the case in April 2012, will file the affidavit on Monday, the National Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five reported on its webpage.
The new legal action supports the prisoner´s habeas corpus petition based on the US government misconduct with multi-million-dollar payments to Miami journalists during the prosecution of Hernandez and another four Cuban anti-terrorists.
Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Fernando Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Rene Gonzalez were given unfair sentences by a Miami court in 2001, after they monitored Florida-based terrorist organizations.
The 90-page Affidavit will be made publically available Monday morning, the international committee announced.
Thousands of contract pages reportedly reveal that the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the US agency in charge of anti-Cuba Radio and TV Marti, employed a team of reporters linked to the Miami-based right-wing circles. (ACN).