Vice President of the Mexican Senate Supports The Five's Right to Family Visits
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- North America
- Politics and Government
- 07 / 29 / 2008
The two men, along with Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez, known internationally as the Cuban Five, are serving harsh sentences that range from 15 years to life imprisonment for their efforts to monitor anti-Cuban terrorist groups based in Miami. They were arrested in 1998 and subjected to an arbitrary trial, in a judicial process the UN's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention ruled arbitrary.
The Five were in southern Florida to warn the Cuban government of criminal actions organized and conducted by these ultra-rightwing groups which have cost the lives of thousands of Cubans and caused considerable damage to the country's economy for nearly five decades.
Polevnsky Gurwitz joined the Internatinal Commission for the Right to Family Visits, which so far is comprised of more than 100 personalities from around the world.
In a response to a message by the International Committee for the Freedom for the Five, sent to Granma newspaper, the Mexican senator writes, "You can count on me for any action leading to achieve the freedom of the Five Cubans imprisoned in the US so that they can return to their homeland with their families."