Palm Trees for Five Heroes
HAVANA, Cuba, June 7 (ACN)—Relatives
of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters held in the U.S.
planted five palm trees in the campus of the Havana-based
Jose Antonio Echeverria Polytechnic University as part of
the “Five for the Five” campaign that takes place on the
fifth day each month.
The Cuban people and hundreds
of solidarity organizations around the world
are waging a campaign for the return to Cuba of Ramon
Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Rene
internationally known as the Cuban Five.
Irma Sehwerert, mother of Rene Gonzalez, called for the use
chance and space to demand justice and freedom for the five
have been submitted to arbitrary treatment since their
arrest in 1998,
after having monitored Florida-based anti-Cuba and terrorist
organizations. She insisted in the need to intensify actions
in favor of
Gerardo Hernandez, who was punished with two life terms plus
15 prison years.
Sehwerert was accompanied by Mirta Rodriguez and Magali
Llort, mothers of
Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez.
The coordinator of the University Network in Solidarity with
Julian Gutierrez, told the Cuban news agency that over 5 400
75 countries have joined the network in an effort to spread
about the Cuban Five cause.