Surprise Visit for Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban Five
HAVANA, Cuba, June 5 (ACN)—Cuban
antiterrorist hero Gerardo Hernandez received a visit on
June 4, on the occasion of his 47th birthday, at the federal
prison of Victorville, California, where he’s serving an
unfair and extreme sentence.
In an exclusive telephone
conversation on Tuesday with the National News Agency,
Alicia Jrapko, coordinator of the International Committee
for the Freedom of The Five, said that accompanying her for
the visit, “which he didn’t expect,” were his sister,
Isabel, South African Father Michael Lapsley -who has
visited him before-, and US photographer and activist Bill
She commented that Gerardo –now serving an unfair sentence
of two life imprisonments plus 15 years- was very happy when
he saw them.
Alicia explained that Gerardo has received hundreds of
postcards and added that “he was very grateful for so much
solidarity, although he actually didn’t know is he was going
to be able to answer all letters received.”
She pointed out that he was in good spirit, happy and with
many hopes and wishes of being in Cuba with his wife,
Adriana, the rest of his family, and all his friends.
On behalf of Gerardo, she expressed her gratitude towards
all those who support his cause and that of his four
brothers, and sent a message to Adriana and to his people
saying that they are well, strong, and convinced of their
reason and of the just nature of their struggle.