Five Cubans unjustly held as political prisoners in the United
States for fighting terrorism congratulated their compatriots on the 48th
anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.
their message, the Cuban Five:
Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, Fernando Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and
said they are happy and optimistic with all the solidarity received from
friends from around the world and also in witnessing the strength of the
published in Monday’s official Granma daily adds that “2007
will be a year of new and decisive victories.”
included a poem written by Antonio Guerrero to President Fidel Castro
highlighting his tireless work in leading the Cuban Revolution.
expresses that the Cuban people celebrate “another year of advances, victories
and dreams,” with optimism that 2007 will “strengthen all aspects of the
The Cuban Five
also thanked the Cuban people for accompanying them in their struggle for
justice, freedom and truth and for fighting for a better Homeland and
stressed in their message that they are confident of the Cuban leader’s full
recovery adding, “Fidel will continue alongside us working for this beautiful
The Cuban Five were arrested
in 1998, individually accused of a wide array of fabricated charges. However,
the facts showed they were totally devoted to collecting information about
terrorist actions against Cuba being plotted in southern Florida.
prosecution failed to present convincing evidence against them, the Cuban 5
were convicted in 2001, and subsequently given harsh sentences ranging from 15
years in jail to double life imprisonment.
appeal process continues in 2007.