Monday, 2 May 2011

Washington hides proof of innocence of Cuban antiterrorists

Source: Prensa Latina, 02 May 2011.

Washington continues to hide the evidence exposing its corruption in the case of five Cuban antiterrorists imprisoned in that country, and uses its media dictatorship to do so, charged Ricardo Alarcon, president of the Cuban Parliament.

During an International Union Solidarity Conference, at Havana's International Convention Center, the Cuban leader urged the 900 guests from 42 countries to redouble their fight in a battle for life, and against secrecy and infamy.

"A year ago I told you about the situation of the Five, and I explained about the collateral or habeas corpus appeal to be filed on behalf of the fighter Gerardo Hernandez, an innocent young man weighed down by two life sentences plus 15 years in prison," said Alarcon.

Exactly one week ago, prosecutors, meaning Washington, asked the Miami court to summarily rejected the motion without granting a hearing to discuss it, without reviewing the new evidence and arguments, and without allowing Gerardo to appear in court, Alarcon explained.

The corporate media has not said a word about this unjust action by Washington, protected by the total silence of the media and behind the back of public opinion, the parliament leader noted.

Gerardo Hernandez, along with Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Ramon Labañino, are serving long sentences for alerting Cuba to subversive plans hatched in southern Florida.

The U.S. government has also refused for 15 years to submit its satellite images of the February 24, 1996, incident around which the farce of a trial revolved, Alarcon noted.

That refusal can only be explained with an obvious statement: the incident occurred over Cuban territory and therefore the Miami court had no jurisdiction.

The president of the National Assembly of the People's Power urged the international solidarity movement to persevere in its struggle to defeat a government that is supported by lies and prevents the U.S. people from discovering the reality.