Washington, Nov 4.- Former U.S. Judge Claudia Morcom today urged President Barack Obama to release four anti-terrorist fighters who have been held in the United Status for 15 years for preventing violence against Cuba.
In a letter addressed to Obama, Morcom recalled that Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Rene Gonzalez and Ramon Labanino were only defending their homeland against unjustified attacks, according to the International Committee to Free the Cuban Five.
Rene Gonzalez completed his prison term and is now in Cuba after giving up his US citizenship to end an additional three years of supervised release.
These Cuban heroes were arrested in September 1998 while supervising Florida-based violent anti-Cuban groups, which planned actions resulting in more than 3,400 victims in Cuba in the past 53 years.
In Morcoms opinion, Obama can put an end to the imprisonment of the Five and take a first step to unconditional rapprochement with Havana.
“It is a simple act of justice you can easily do,” she wrote.
Morcom also urged President Obama to comply with the international demand to lift the U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade that has been imposed by Washington on Cuba for over half a century, and which has been voted down for 22 consecutive years at the UN General Assembly.
Morcom is the first African-American woman to work in a law firm and is a prominent human rights activist.(Prensa Latina)
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