After 16 years of false imprisonment, the United States government has released the final three members of the Cuban 5: Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero.
Congratulations to the Cuban five and their families, and to the leadership of the Cuban people, Commanders of the Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz and Raul Castro Ruz and the entire Cuban people. Congratulations also to all the people and organizations in Canada and across the world who have dedicated so much time and effort to seek justice for the Cuban Five and for the Cuban people to end the criminal U.S. blockade of the island in place since 1961. The imprisonment of the Cuban 5 for the last 16 years has been a grave injustice. They went to the United States to expose and prevent terrorism directed against Cuba from within the territory of the United States. They were anti-terrorist fighters from the beginning.
Celebrations will be held to hail this victory and also to mark the 56th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban revolution, this January 1, 2015.
Long Live Revolutionary Cuba!