One of Cuban Five transferred
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- North America
- Politics and Government
- 09 / 20 / 2007
Gonzalez, one of the five Cuban anti-terrorists imprisoned in the United States, was sentenced to 19 years for infiltrating Miami-based anti-Cuba organizations to prevent violence against the Island.
Along with Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Rene Gonzalez and Antonio Guerrero, Fernando was arrested September 12, 1998.
They were held in a prison in Miami until January 2002 when they were purposely split-up to prisons across the US to serve from 15 years to double life sentences.
At the time of his arrest, Fernando's mission was to watch international terrorist Orlando Bosch, one of the brains behind the mid-flight blast of a Cuban civilian plane in 1976 with 73 people aboard.
At the August 20 hearing before the 11th Circuit of the Atlanta Appellate Court, the defense presented proof of the case's political bias and contended Cause No.3 against Hernandez, conspiracy to commit murder.