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posted 7 Mar 2012, 08:05 by Gerry Kangalee   [ updated 7 Mar 2012, 08:24 ]
Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González were falsely accused by the US Government of committing espionage against the United States. The five men, however, pointed out that they were involved in monitoring Miami-based terrorist groups committing espionage against their home country of Cuba.

For the last 40 years, anti-Cuba terrorist groups have engaged in acts of terror against the country and against persons advocating for stronger relations between Cuba and the US, taking more than 3000 lives. Even though these groups operate within the US to perform acts of terror, they have not been able to be stopped and prosecuted within the US itself.

In response, Cuban government made the decision to attempt to monitor these groups themselves in order to protect their own people. These five men volunteered their lives in order to infiltrate these groups and protect Cuban lives. Instead of the US government supporting their work and seeking to arrest the terrorists, they arrested the five anti-terrorists, and sentenced them to four life sentences and 75 years in prison.

René, the only one of the five men that is theoretically ‘free’ is currently serving probation in the US instead of his home country of Cuba, while his only sibling Roberto is gravely ill with cancer in Havana and he is unable to visit him for even two weeks. These men are normal human beings, with families and lives back at home, and are unable to live them because of a horrible injustice. René, for instance, not only cannot see his dying brother, but has not been able to see his wife for 13 years even though she has continuously applied for Visas to visit her husband in prison. Now, he serves probation in Miami, where the same terrorist organizations he was infiltrating still run free to possibly endanger his life.

Over 250 groups all over the world, and even in the United States, have formed to pressure the US Government to at least let René visit his ailing brother, all the while fighting for freedom for the ‘Cuban Five’. And today, March 5th, is a chance for you to join in demanding for their freedom as well. 
Contact US Attorney General Eric Holder now (AskDOJ@usdoj.gov), and let him know how important to you that this man is not unjustly and painfully unable to visit his family at a time like this. The more people message the Attorney General, the more likely we can get justice for this man, and even the rest of the Cuban Five! And all it takes is short message.(compliments of Brendon O' Brien)