Cuban Hero denounces double standards of the fight on terror

Cuban Hero Gerardo Hernandez said that while some countries allege they are fighting terrorism, they give shelter to terrorists.

Hernandez made his statement during a meeting in Moscow with Russian foreign minister Serguei Lavrov, which was also attended by his comrades, also Heroes of the Republic of Cuba, Antonio Guerrero, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino and Fernando Gonzalez and Colonel Orlando Cardoso.

The Cuban Hero, who was imprisoned in the United States precisely for preventing US-based terrorist actions against Cuba, referred to cases such as Luis Posada Carriles, who masterminded the 1973 bombing in mid air of a Cuban civil plane that killed all 73 people on board off the coasts of Barbados.

Hernandez denounced that Posada is still freely walking the street of South Florida without having been submitted to justice, since he has been protected by US authorities.

The Cuban people has been the target of many aggression over the past 50 years and preventing such actions was the mission he was meeting in the US along Antonio Guerrero, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino and Fernando Gonzalez.

Gerardo stressed Lavrov's statement that some sectors are interested in rewriting history to cast a shadow on the crucial role played by the Soviet Union in the Second World War.

Those sector who tried to deny the decisive role of the USSR in the victory over fascism also try to minimize Cuba's role in the independence wars waged by African nations, said Hernandez.

He reiterated, on behalf of his comrades, their gratitude to the Russian people for their support in achieving their release from jail, and for their permanent stance against the US economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba.

The Cuban heroes were accompanied by the island's ambassador to Moscow Emilio Lozada.

The five Cubans were imprisoned in the US and given unfair and extremely long sentences, including life terms, for having infiltrated South Florida-based ultra-right organizations that planned terrorist actions against Cuba. Hero Orlando Cardoso served 10 dark years in a Somali prison after he was made prisoner during an internationalist mission in Africa.

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Twenty years later, Gerardo Hernandez votes in Cuba again

Gerardo Hernandez, Hero of the Republic of Cuba, cast his ballot today during the first municipal elections he can attend after spending unjustly 16 years in US jails.

After exercising his right to vote, Gerardo, one of the Cuban Five, said it was a symbolic day for him, since he hadn’t done it for some 20 years.

Sometimes people don’t take full advantage of this space to elect the most capable ones among us, an issue we must work on, because if we don’t choose somebody who truly identifies himself with the problems in the neighborhood, it will be hard to solve them, he said.

He spoke of recent events that set the tone of these elections, like the Summit of the Americas in Panama, where ¨Cuba reaffirmed it has always been on the right side of history, and it was clear for everyone who were always wrong.¨

¨Star are aligning and show that we have always undeterred on the right path, with the same revolutionary principles we have defended for over 50 years,¨ he said

Accompanied by his wife Adriana, Gerardo told neighbors and friends: ¨The Five are soldiers of the Homeland and we will always be where needed the most.¨

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The Innocence of Gerardo

The meeting in London of the Commission of Inquiry on the case of the Cuban Five examined in depth the specific situation of Gerardo Hernández Nordelo and the infamous charge (Count 3 “conspiracy to commit murder”) lodged only against him.

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