On 12th September 1998, Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Fernando González and René González, were arrested in Miami. They were combating reactionary exile Cuban terrorist networks. The US authorities ignored this and later the 5 received severe prison sentences. Only international solidarity and continuous and unrelenting action can end their imprisonment.
The Cuban News Agency (CNA) issued a pres release about the blocking of the delivery of books from the Frederick Engels Foundation to the Miami Five. Read the original here.
The Miami 5 have been prevented from receiving books from the Frederick Engels Foundation. Besides the other human rights violations the 5 have suffered, they now suffer political censorship and a denial of the right to free speech. Their struggle of the 5 is our struggle and we will not stop until they are free.
We received this report on the activities in the Ukraine in support of the Cuban “Miami Five”, which we are making available to our readers. It underlines the hypocrisy and double standards of the US Administration, which in words condemns “terrorism” but in practice keeps five Cubans in prison who were actually combating terrorism.
The following resolution in support of the Miami 5 was passed unanimously at the recent World Congress of the International Marxist Tendency.
Five Cuban security agents were involved in uncovering terrorist
activities against Cuba. These activities were being organised by
anti-Cuban Miami mafia elements based in the USA. Instead of arresting
the terrorists the US authorities have arrested and handed down severe
jail sentences on the security agents. This shows the double standards
of Bush and his so-called war on terror!