Declaration by the Presidency of Cuba’s National Assembly
In order to keep you updated of what?s going on regarding our Cuban Five Heroes, herewith, I?m sending you the recent declaration of Ricardo Alarc?n, our President of the National Assembly.
This struggle has to continue and we have to guarantee that they return home with their relatives, it is our responsibility to mobilize the solidarity movement everywhere ad to implement new actions. We must multiply our efforts and capacity.
Their release is in your hands. FREE THE CUBAN FIVE.
Caribeean Desk ICAP
In spite of the solid arguments made by the defense attorneys from the obvious and multiple legal violations committed during the whole trial, by ignoring the universal backing to the petition-expressed by an unprecedented number of “friend of the Court” briefs, among them 10 Nobel prize recipients, hundreds of parliamentarians, and numerous U.S. and international jurist organizations, of outstanding political and academic personalities-the Supreme Court rejected the case, thus ignoring the demand of Humanity and its obligation to do justice.
We see manifested once more the arbitrariness of a corrupt and hypocritical system and its brutal treatment of our Five brothers.
Our struggle to win their freedom will not diminish for one instant. Now is the time to step up our actions, and not leave even one space uncovered or door unopened.
We are certain that Gerardo, Antonio, Fernando, Ram?n, and Ren? will continue leading this battle, as they have during these almost 11 years.
Responding to the infamous decision, Gerardo Hern?ndez Nordelo declared:
“Based on the experience that we have had, I am not surprised by the Supreme Court’s decision. I have no confidence at all in the justice system of the United States. There are no longer any doubts that our case has been, from the beginning, a political case, because not only did we have the necessary legal arguments for the Court to review it, we also have the growing international support as reflected in the Amicus briefs presented to the Court in our favor. I repeat what I said one year ago, June 4, 2008, that as long as one person remains struggling outside, we will continue resisting until there is justice.”
The struggle must be multiplied until the U.S. government is forced to put an end to this monstruous injustice and restore freedom to Gerardo, Ram?n, Antonio, Fernando and Ren?.
Presidency of the National Assembly of People’s Power
June 15, 2009