|After 13 long years of injustice, Rene Gonzalez, one of the Five Cuban anti terrorist fighters, was released early this morning from the Marianna prison in Florida.This is a step towards his freedom but he still is being denied the embrace of his wife Olga Salanueva.And he will not be able to be received by the people of Cuba who love him and are demanding his immediate and complete freedom along with his four brothers.
As if 13 years was not enough, now the US government is heaping an additional punishment on Rene and his family by ordering him to serve 3 more years of supervised probation in the US. This is not only inhumane but puts Rene’s life in serious danger.
The US government from now on will be responsible for anything that happens to Rene.
We have to ask Obama to identify and put a restrainer order on terrorist groups and individuals who operate freely in Miami so that they cannot come near Rene. After all part of Judge Lenard’s conditions for his release was that Rene could not associate, or be in the vicinity of terrorists; the very people he was monitoring. During Rene’s “supervised” probation the question has to be who will be supervising the terrorists?
One of the excuses being used to keep Rene Gonzalez in the US is that he could be a danger to the United States. They could remedy that easily by sending him home. This morning Olga summed up how ridiculous this argument is by saying. “If they say that he is a danger to that society what is the reason to keep him there?”
Now is the time to focus our efforts to move the sky and the earth to demand that Obama immediately release Rene Gonzalez to his family and his homeland.
International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5