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Thursday, April 9, 2009
World Support for the Cuban Five’s case Arises, says Ricardo Alarcón
Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 9.- Cuban National Assembly President Ricardo Alarcón gave Thursday updated details on the Cuban Five case in the eastern city of Camaguey.
After the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta issued a ruling upholding the guilty verdict against the Cuban Five in 2008, this year the case undergoes a crucial moment expecting the US Supreme Court determines whether to review the case or not, as it was requested last January.
Alarcón explained that among the arguments given by the defence attorneys are the inappropriate venue of the trial held in Miami in 2001, the ill-fated conduct of the US government prosecutors, and the lack of evidence against Gerardo, charged of conspiracy to commit murder.
In a meeting with students, professors, journalists and researchers in Camagüey, the President of the Cuban Parliament highlighted the growing worldwide support for the Rene, Ramon, Fernando, Antonio and Gerardo, as confirmed by the actions of ten Nobel Prize winners, several formers Heads of States and lawmakers from diverse parts of the world. (Yamylé Fernández Rodríguez/ Translated by Gualveris Rosales Sánchez/Radio Cadena Agramonte).