- The Cuban Five
Friday, March 2, 2012
Rene Gonzalez, One of the Five, Sends Moving Letter to His Brother
Havana, Cuba, Mar 2.- Rene Gonzalez, one of the five Cubans held in the United States, has sent a moving letter to his brother Roberto, who struggles with cancer in Havana.
The text of the letter was published on Friday by the Party’s Granma newspaper and other local media outlets.
In the missive Rene stresses that more lethal than any human disease is hatred, which does not allow him to stand alongside his brother and family in such difficult times.
Rene Gonzalez, one of the so-called Cuban Five, who were unjustly arrested and prosecuted on alleged espionage charges in the United States, has petitioned a Miami court to let him travel temporarily to Cuba, to visit his critically ill brother.
According to Gonzalez’ attorney, Philip Horowitz, he has received yet no answer from the federal court.
Rene Gonzalez has been previously denied a request to return to Cuba, after he was released on probation on October 2011. Gonzalez´ parole conditions dictate that he must remain in the U.S. state of Florida for three years more.
Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzales, known internationally as the “Cuban Five” were jailed in September 1998 for reporting on violent schemes by far-right anti-Cuban groups based in Miami.
The Five were then convicted in 2001 by a Florida court on alleged espionage charges and given excessively long sentences in separate jails. (Taken from RHC).
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