[DEBATE] : Declaration of solidarity with Cuba
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Thu Oct 5 20:39:55 BST 2006
Partido Comunista Português
Declaration of solidarity with Cuba and the five Cuban patriots jailed in
It was eight years ago, on 12 September, that five Cuban patriots were
jailed in the prisons of the United States of America. Antonio, Fernando,
Gerardo, Ramon and René sentenced to long prison terms resulting from a
fake lawsuit orchestrated by the North American justice system are accused
of a capital crime in the eyes of the North American imperialism: of
acting with courage and firmness to prevent their country from being a
target of terrorist actions, planned and executed by organizations based in
Miami, sponsored by the North American Administration. Their arbitrary
imprisonment and detainment in high security prisons for eight years not
only offends the most elementary sense of justice and humanity but also
contrasts scandalously with the impunity traditionally enjoyed by the
anti-Cuban conspiracy in that country, as witnessed by the current
obstruction of justice as is the case of the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles.
This situation is so scandalous that the United Nations Task Group on
arbitrary detentions considered illegal the trial of the five and demanded
their release and even the Appeals Court of the 11th Atlanta Circuit
unanimously decided, in May 2005, to overturn the trial.
That is why it is necessary to insist in denouncing the atmosphere of
arbitrariness, coercion and blackmail that has characterized this case.
These past eight years are stained by illegality, unacceptable punishments
and disregard of human rights, as shown by the ban on visits by the wives of
René Gonzalés and Gerardo Hernandés.
For these reasons, the Parties signing this declaration demand the immediate
and unconditional release of the five Cuban patriots and the annulment of
the shameful lawsuit underlying it.
They also demand an end to the 45 years of criminal policy of blockade by
the United States against Cuba and express their firm rejection of State
terrorism, to which imperialism increasingly resorts at the international
They express their confidence that the wide movement of solidarity with the
Cuban patriots will continue to strengthen till the unconditional freedom of
the five Cuban patriots and the restoration of justice.
They also express their firm solidarity to the Cuban people and their
Revolution, while reaffirming the right of all the peoples of the World to
freely choose their own destiny, without interferences and foreign
The march in demand of the release of the Cuban five, schedule to take place
in Pretoria tomorrow is planned as follows:
Date: Friday, 06 Ocotber 2006
Venue: Eastwood Street, between Pretorius and Schoeman Streets (PTA)
Please note: There will be transport for people in Pretoria to the meeting
For more info
Tel: 011 3761205
Or Carmen Smith, 0825537114.
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