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Dedicated the Families of the Cuban Five New Web Page
The new page, at, is accessible to people from all over the world who wish to learn the truth about these Cuban antiterrorists.

"This page will be a new and very important instrument inside the United States to break the silence of the major media around the case. It will emphasize the inalienable right that their relatives have to visit them regularly, without any type of impediment," said Alicia Jrakpo, member of the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five.

The pages of this new site include information on the denial of visas to wives Adriana Pérez and Olga Salanueva, and the recent creation of the International Commission for the Right to Family Visits.

Whoever visits the site will be able to appreciate photos of the Five, their biographies, up-to-date news, an explanation of the case and voices of support from human rights organizations and personalities from all over the world.

They will also be been able to send letters in a simple and direct way to American officials, such as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and US Attorney General Michael Mukasey, to protest the judicial farce to which the five men have been subjected.

At the moment the page appears only in English, but in the next few months a version will be presented in Spanish, explained its sponsors. (Oscar Padilla Díaz)

Vietnamese Internet users discuss the Cuban Five

Vietnamese Internet users have set up a permanent forum in which they can discuss the case of the five Cuban heroes wrongfully imprisoned in the United States.

The topic generated special attention after a portal in that nation appeared with an article titled, "Uncle Ho in the heart of the five Heroes." This feature in turn motivated an exchange of correspondence between the South Vietnamese combatant Nguyen Ho Thi Minh and imprisoned Cuban heroes Antonio Guerrero and Ramón Labañino.

Guerrero, for example, wrote a response about solidarity to this person who had also suffered prison life and torture first hand. He wrote, "Between 1978 and 1983, when I studied in the Institute of Civil Aviation of the city of Kiev (in the former USSR), the current capital of Ukraine, I had the opportunity to meet and to strike up friendships with Vietnamese students. They were very special friendships based on the principle of equality. They were friendships of great respect and mutual affection. This is how the friendship of our peoples is and will remain, distant geographically, but near and fraternal in the indispensable battle for a better world of justice, peace and solidarity. With only the knowledge that at our sides are our Vietnamese brothers and sisters, in the same trench, you fill the forces within us and our conviction in victory is reaffirmed."

The discussions in cyberspace have been aroused based on the impossibility of the participants understanding how the government of the United States holds five innocent people captive while letting confessed murders trained by that same government walk the streets freely.

The participants in the spontaneous forum are dedicating countless expressions of admiration to the antiterrorists Cuban heroes and recounting anecdotes of what the friendship between peoples of Cuba and Vietnam means.

"I wish that the Cuban fighters against terrorism who are imprisoned by the American régime always stand firm and resolved to reach the victory!" was one of those messages. (Liurka Rodríguez Barrios)


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