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Demands the Release of the Cuban Five Namibian Parliament
The parliamentarians unanimously approved a motion in favor of Antonio
Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino and Rene Gonzalez, internationally known as the Cuban Five. The anti-terrorist fighters were given unfair sentences by a biased Miami trial in 2001 after they monitored the activities of Florida-based, anti-Cuba terrorist groups.

The criminal records of these groups register thousands of dead, wounded, and disabled people as a result of their violent activities, as well as considerable damage inflicted on Cuban economy.

The document points out that the Five “are Cuban heroes suffering unjust imprisonment in the US ” as quoted by Granma newspaper.

The parliamentarians also demanded the cessation of Washington’s blockade against Cuba and the return of the territory illegally occupied by the US in Guantanamo, against the will of the Cuban people.

The motion was proposed by parliamentarian Tommy Nambahu, who was seconded by representatives of the South- West African People’s
Organization (SWAPO).

Namibian national television aired the speeches and the voting that took place at the parliamentary session.

Some days ago 56 Canadian parliamentarians also demanded the release of the Cuban five in a letter they sent to top US and Canadian officials. The case of the five Cubans is at the center of concern of many people around the world, including government officials, personalities, activists and a large solidarity movement inside the Unites States. However, they remain held in high-security prisons despite the fact that they were protecting the lives of Cubans and US citizens from terrorist actions.


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