reiterates the five Cubans will return
Havana, December 29 ( AIN) President
Fidel Castro emphasized that the five Cubans , unfairly sentenced at
Miami, will return to their homeland.
"I repeat, reiterate and emphasize :
they will come back" the Cuban President corroborated , during his
speech in which he proposed to name the coming year , 2 002 as the
"Year of the Heroes , Prisoners of the Empire" unanimously
approved by the 522 deputes present at the Parliament's extraordinary
session, being carried out in this capital.
In his wide reflection, the Commander in
Chief referred himself to the many revolutionaries who have experienced
prison , from the ones who assaulted "Moncada" until the most
recent ones , but he outlined the great condition differences of the ones
jailed at Miami: René González, Gerardo Hernández, Fernando González,
Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero.
He mentioned the difficult circumstances
of the process in which the five patriots have lived , due to the
characteristics of the mission they accomplished.
Also the Commander in Chief , pointed out
how these young men, capable and intelligent, together to a group of
office lawyers with absolute professionalism were stimulated to cooperate
in the defense , throughout the process.
The extraordinary thing is , they
vanished all tricks , al lies , all inventions the Mafia had organized
with the support of that country´s authorities Fidel said.
Furthermore. Fidel denounced the way they
were tried to link René, Gerardo , Ramón and Antonio in the planes´s
withdrawal incident , dated February 24, 1996, which they had nothing to
do with. He continued adding that at the right moment , this issue will be
used in their defense.
He affirmed , there are a lot of
available resources, in this struggle , two ways: the legal and the
political one , this last one with favorable winds , since now they are
accompanied for a whole people and a growing public opinion, even inside
The first Secretary of the Central
Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba explained that the political
battle for the freedom of those patriots, starts now , and that there is
nothing more wonderful than to face this effort with the truth in our
He reiterated that each time , the
political and moral price will be higher, for every day, hour or second of
injustice been kept.
He indicated that from September 11 , the
North American people has taken conscious of how monstrous , terrorism can
Another side of his words , he manifested
that the Cuban people speeds the present battle for the freedom of the
patriots jailed ,for the accomplishment of the Baragua´s oath against the
consequences of the international economic crisis and for peace.
He also highlighted, he will continue
supporting the programs being held in the educational and cultural spheres
and that all forms part of the battle of ideas that the nation is carrying
on with firmness, resolution and intelligence.