Attorneys for the Cuban Five Discuss Perspectives for the Case

July 12, 2009

Reprinted from Radio Havana Cuba

Could you give us your perspective on where we stand in the case of the Cuban Five?

THOMAS GOLDSTEIN (expert on Supreme Court litigation): The direct appeals in the case of the Cuban Five have concluded with the severe disappointment of the U.S. Supreme Court not agreeing to review the case. We obviously believe that the Supreme Court should have considered the serious flaws in the case and should have reversed the convictions of the Five. But the efforts on behalf of the Five have not concluded, indeed they haven’t slowed down.

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President Obama: It’s Up To You To Rectify The Injustice Done To The Cuban Five

by José Pertierra
July 9, 2009

Presentation given at the Venezuelan Embassy on July 9, 2009 on the occasion of the opening of the Antonio Guerrero art exhibition

The day the Court sentenced him to life imprisonment plus 10 years, in maximum security, Tony explained to Judge Lenard why Cuba sent him to the United States.

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The never-ending document read yesterday by the Nobel Laureate Oscar Arias is much worse than the 7 points of the surrender paper he had proposed on July 18th.

     He wasn’t communicating with international opinion in Morse code.  He was speaking in front of the TV cameras that were transmitting his image and all the details of the human face that tends to have as many variables as a person’s fingerprints.  Any intent to lie can be easily discovered.  I was observing him carefully.

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The coup d’état in Honduras, promoted by the far right-wing of the United States –which in Central America was maintaining the structure set up by Bush – and backed by the Department of State, was evolving poorly on account of the energetic resistance by the people.

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The other war against terrorism

The Daily Tribune, July 14, 2009
By Ken Fuller

On July 5, a Philippine committee wrote to US President Obama to demand that he grant immediate amnesty to five men — two US-born, three Cuban-born — who have been incarcerated for 11 years. Their crime? Investigating terrorists and gathering evidence which was then presented to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by the Cuban authorities.

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The meeting in Costa Rica didn’t, nor could it, lead to peace.  The people of Honduras are not at war, it’s just the perpetrators of the coup who are using weapons against the people.  One should demand that they cease their war against the people.  That meeting between Zelaya and the coup was only good for discrediting the constitutional president and wearing away at the energies of the Honduran people.

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The Five Unsurpassable cruelty

• State Department once again denies visa to wife of Gerardo Hernández, one of the five anti-terrorist Cubans

WITH unsurpassable cruelty, the U.S. State Department today (July 15) once again denied a visa to Adriana Pérez, thus preventing her from visiting her husband, Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, who is unjustly incarcerated in the United States for having fought, peacefully and without weapons, against anti-Cuban terrorist groups who have always had the sponsorship and protection of successive U.S. governments, including the current administration.

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