The Miami Five Gerardo Hernández double life+15 yrs
Antonio Guerrero 21 yrs 10 mths reduced
Ramón Labañino 30 years reduced
Fernando González 17 yrs 9 mths reduced
René González 15 years
These five Cubans were given harsh jail sentences on 'conspiracy' charges in 1998 by the US court in Miami. They were denied the right to a fair trial. Their only crime was to gather information on terrorist groups in Miami planning attacks on Cuba. In the past 50 years over 3,000 lives have been lost on terror attacks on Cuba. Before sentencing they spent 18 months in solitary confinement. They have spent the last 13 years in separate maximum-security prisons. Their applications for appeals have been repeatedly blocked by the US government. Visits from their families have been severely restricted. The wives of two men - Gerardo and Rene - have been refused visas to visit their husbands for 13 and 12 years respectively. Amnesty International, The UN Human Rights Commission, The TUC, 11 Nobel Prize winners and ex US president Jimmy Carter, are amongst those who have protested against their unlawful imprisonment. Only public pressure can help them now. For further information visit: www.cubasolmanchester.blogspot.com
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