STATEMENT PRESENTED BY COMRADE GERARDO HERNÁNDEZ NORDELO AT THE
SENTENCING HEARING HELD. DECEMBER 12, 2001
... I want the gentlemen of
the prosecution to know that the only blood there may be on these hands
is the blood of my brothers and sisters who have fallen or been cowardly
murdered in the countless acts of aggression and terrorism perpetrated
against my country by individuals who freely walk the streets of this
city today. And it is for this blood that I made the pledge to sacrifice
even my own life if doing so could protect my people from such crimes.
PRESENTED BY COMRADE RENÉ GONZÁLEZ SEHWERERT AT THE SENTENCING HEARING HELD
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2001
you allow me, as a descendant of industrious and hard-working Americans, with
the privilege of having been born in this country and the privilege of having
grown up in Cuba, I would tell the noble American people not to look so far to
the south to find the threat to the United States...
STATEMENT PRESENTED BY COMRADE RAMÓN LABAÑINO SALAZAR AT THE SENTENCING
HEARING HELD THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2001
preventing the deaths of innocent human beings, defending our two countries
from terrorism, and preventing a senseless invasion of Cuba is the reason I am
being sentenced today, then, let that sentence be welcomed.
I will wear the prison
uniform with the same honor and pride with which a soldier wears his most
PRESENTED BY COMRADE ANTONIO GUERRERO RODRIGUEZ AT THE SENTENCING HEARING HELD
ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2001
me to repeat that I have never caused personal harm to anyone not have caused
any property damage. I have never tried to take any action, which would
endanger the national security of the United States...
I were asked to do the same thing again, I would do it with honor...
PRESENTED BY COMRADE FERNANDO GONZÁLEZ LLORT AT THE SENTENCING HEARING HELD
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2001
I simply want to reiterate that at no time did I endanger the national
security of the United States, nor was this ever my intent, or that of my
What I did was inspired by
love for my country, and by the conviction that history will register that
this is the only choice left to the Cuban people to prevent the death of
innocent people and the destruction wrought by the terrorist acts committed
against my country....