GCSM: Restoration of diplomacy with Cuba, release of Cuban Five overdue

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Posted by TrakkerNews

on December 17, 2014

haleem khan 3Georgetown: President of the Guyana Cuba Solidarity Movement (GCSM) Hakeem Khan has welcomed the move by the Obama administration to restore full diplomacy with Cuba while simultaneously releasing three members of the Cuban Five in exchange for U.S. contractor Alan Gross. The three Cuban anti-terrorists have been in prison in the USA for the past 16 years on trumped up spying charges.

Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino and Antonio Guerrero were released today, Wednesday 17, December, 2014 and flown back to their homeland — ending what their appeals lawyer called “an arduous experience.”  Amnesty International and a United Nations group have both said that the Cubans did not receive a fair trial.

Labanino, 51, and Guerrero, 56, have received visits from family while they have been jailed, but Hernandez, 49, has only seen his wife once because she was deported after his arrest, Khan noted. Two other members of the…

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