Motion for Cuban Heroes Filed in Scottish Parliament
Prensa Latina – 9 may
London, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Legislators from the Labor Party filed
today a motion before the Scottish Parliament supporting the five
anti-terrorist Cuban fighters unfairly held in the United States since
1998 for defending their country against terrorist actions.
The text, signed by legislators Elaine Smith and another 11
colleagues, announced the irregularities in the judicial proceedings
followed against Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando
Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino and Rene Gonzalez, the Scottish Parliament
Antonio, Gerardo, Fernando and Ramon are serving harsh sentences for
defending Cuba from actions planed by Miami-based terrorist groups,
which have left nearly 3,000 deaths and more than 2,000 crippled.
Rene Gonzalez is under an additional three-year supervised release in
Miami since October 7 last year after serving 12 years in prison.
The motion also condemns the fifty year US economic, financial and
commercial blockade on Cuba and highlights the universal opposition to
that coercive policy and the direct damages it directly causes to the
The document also welcomes a graphic exhibit opened May 7-13 at The
Lighthouse gallery, in Glasgow, as part of the world campaign for the
release of The Cuban Five, as these men are internationally known.
The exhibit includes drawings and caricatures made by two of these five
Cuban heroes, as well as works by 26 renowned Cuban artists and another
20 international authors who donated their pieces to call attention
about the case of these men.
According to the British Free the Five Committee, funds collected
through the sale of these works will serve to back other activities in
favour of The Cuban Five.
Previously, those works were exhibited with great success at Gallery 27
of London and at the Anthony Burgess Center in Manchester, England.